Award Winning Fetchr app announces expansion into Bahrain
First top tier Silicon Valley funded app in MENA desires to catalyse innovation in Bahrain’s telecom and ICT sectors
Fetchr, the award winning UAE based shipping & logistics start-up, has announced it is rolling out its service to Bahrain. Using cutting edge technology, Fetchr aims to overcome shipping challenges where the lack of addressing systems troubles businesses and consumers in the region.
The start-up’s proprietary technology allows scheduling package pick-up and delivery using smartphones and their GPS capabilities. Using your phone as your delivery address is only one of a suite of technologies Fetchr has launched to enable people to “Ship Happy”. Fetchr, is the first top tier Silicon Valley funded app in the MENA region. It has successfully raised USD 11 million in Series A funding – the largest US based venture funds investment in the Middle East for a Series A round.
“Fetchr is committed to the cause of innovation, and believes that Bahrain’s telecoms sector holds massive potential for new ideas beneficial to startups and to the country as a whole. The core of Fetchr’s offering will remain the same: offering superior customer experience using the latest technology in delivering packages straight to the customer’s phone. The value proposition remains intact,” said Fetchr’s CEO and Founder, Idriss Al Rifai.
Fetchr’s proprietary technology offers an intuitive solution to parcel pickup and drop in a region where address systems can be difficult to navigate. It uses proprietary technology to schedule pickup and delivery using mobile phone GPS coordinates. The app enables peer-to-peer transactions while also facilitating business needs, providing superior and faster performance. Fetchr is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
The fetchr app eliminates the hassle from sending and receiving packages by using your phone as your physical address, thus solving the problem of no addresses in the Middle East. With just a snap, and a swipe, drivers arrive to a customer’s exact location via the phone, at a chosen time, to pick up a package and deliver it into the hands of their recipient — whenever and wherever they need it. Fetchr’s sophisticated logistics technology connects the dots between customer, package, driver and sender to provide faster, cheaper, seamless deliveries. Fetchr is based in Dubai and successfully raised the largest investment of US based venture funds in the Middle East for series A.