We discovered that there are many people who either cannot grocery shop for themselves or are too busy. Some platforms, such as Instacart and Amazon Fresh have solved this problem by making deliveries in large cities. However, they have significant control over the delivery operations and have not devised a model that works outside of densely populated urban areas.

Zipster brings a solution to the thousands of neighborhoods that lack a delivery service. The company motto is "Shop for Each Other" and Zipster is an application that allows people to do just that. Anybody with the application installed can choose to shop for a neighbor while at the grocery store.

It works like this - imagine that you already know you will be shopping on Wednesday. You can go into the app, see who needs shopping done, view their grocery list, and then shop for that individual. By doing so, you can earn money while you're already at the store. Just drop off the groceries on the way home, and money transfe...
We discovered that there are many people who either cannot grocery shop for themselves or are too busy. Some platforms, such as Instacart and Amazon Fresh have solved this problem by making deliveries in large cities. However, they have significant control over the delivery operations and have not devised a model that works outside of densely populated urban areas.

Zipster brings a solution to the thousands of neighborhoods that lack a delivery service. The company motto is "Shop for Each Other" and Zipster is an application that allows people to do just that. Anybody with the application installed can choose to shop for a neighbor while at the grocery store.

It works like this - imagine that you already know you will be shopping on Wednesday. You can go into the app, see who needs shopping done, view their grocery list, and then shop for that individual. By doing so, you can earn money while you're already at the store. Just drop off the groceries on the way home, and money transfers instantly.

Zipster uses an algorithm to calculate a base price for a delivery, and users can apply a multiple to this base price to effectively bid any amount they feel is fair. This creates a natural marketplace for deliveries.

The magic of Zipster is that grocery store owners want this product in their stores. Our first partners have indicated that they would love to have a simple plug-and play delivery service that helps them to reach more customers. Because they also benefit financially, we have found that they are very willing to advertise the service in their stores and partner with us to get the service running in each store. This partnership ensures that we reach the intended users and keep the service running over the long-term.
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