The sharing economy is fast-evolving. It continues to branch out and now has reached the delivery service industry. Among the names that push this movement forward is Mober.
Mober is a local tech start-up that has been operating since 2015. It is an on-demand, same-day delivery service and the first of its kind in the Philippines. The service was founded by Dennis Ng, who sought to create cost-effective solutions for issues in the delivery of goods. The idea was formed when he was shopping at an appliance center. He was told that delivery of his newly purchased refrigerator would take three to five days. Frustrated as to how unfair it is that you pay on the spot and get the item so late, Dennis came up with a solution that would soon disrupt the logistics industry.
With Mober, you could get a van or a truck to ship your items within an hour, something that would take days with regular logistic services. It is, as its name suggests, ‘mobile’ and ‘moves’ cargo fast.
Booking a service is easy. You can either log on to mober.delivery or download the app on your phone, and begin entering essential details such as your pick-up and drop-off location. Whether you need to book a van, mini-truck, or truck; get it to where you are asap or later; or utilize it for moving house, appliance delivery, pet shuttle, or full freight service, Mober gives you plenty of options to meet your specific requirements. Each Mober booking also comes with one helper, to lend a hand in loading and unloading items from the vehicles.
Mober connects its fleet of reliable partner truck and vans owners to customers in Metro Manila, nearby provinces such as Cavite, Bulacan, Laguna, and Pampanga, and just recently in Cebu.
Apart from same day delivery, Mober also prides itself in its transparent pricing, real-time driver location tracking, cargo insurance, SMS or call contact, as well as 24/7 customer support. Mober’s base fair for vans are at PHP 750, PHP 1500 for mini-trucks, and PHP 3,000 for trucks. After the first five kilometers, customers will be charged an additional PHP 30 per kilometer covered. As of the moment, customers can only pay in cash. Mober operations manager, Hanz Pura, did share that they’re working on making credit card payments available soon. He also mentioned the roll out of a new update to their app, which will make the booking process even more intuitive.
In 2017, Mober received a seed funding from 2GO and has grown exponentially. It has also partnered with SM Appliance, Robinsons Appliance Center, Mandaue Foam, Abenson, and more to offer same-day delivery service to customers. At the rate Mober is going, we’re going to see more of them in the future.
Mober is free to download on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Also published in GADGETS MAGAZINE December 2018 – January 2019 Issue.
Words by Mia Carisse Barrientos