An Australian on-demand delivery and courier service named Swift has officially announced its launch, establishing itself as a company to look out for in the country’s delivery and courier sector.
Swift has spawned from Liquorun, the alcohol delivery service that began in Melbourne in 2010.
“We’ve changed Liquorun into an e-commerce platform that sells booze and food, and with Swift we’ve created a new logistics platform that plugs into the check-out page of Liquorun,” Joel Macdonald, one of the company’s founders, tells Dynamic Business.
The basic concept behind Swift is simple: an on-demand one-hour delivery service. Currently servicing Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the business is already bringing in over $100,000 in revenue every month.
“The operation as a whole has been around 10-12 months. We’ve been pretty aggressive to get the growth rate to what it is,” Mr Macdonald says, citing Swift’s on-demand factor as a strong reason for its rapid growth.
“Most people in the city probably get fed up with needing something delivered by the weekend or another specific day, and then having to carefully think of the chances they’ll be there to accept the delivery on that day. We’re trying to provide another option, an express option. They can pay similar rates for next-day delivery, but they’ll get it within the hour.”
The spring racing carnival recently provided the company with a strong boost in business, with fashion retailers like DesignerHatHire.com taking advantage of the service.
“Swift allowed DesignerHatHire.com to run efficiently during our busiest time of year,” Kerrie Stanley, founder of DesignerHatHire.com, said. “They’ve been great in getting our fascinators to and from customers in a timely fashion.”