Neighbourdo, a marketplace that helps people in basic duties such as moving household and office facilities has launched its operations in South Africa. The startup has a user-friendly platform that allows users to request for the task then schedule for services. The platform accepts that their “runners” or users verify their identity first before requesting their services.
Currently, Neighbourdo is a self-funded startup that charges approximately 20% fee on the cost of the assigned task.
Bontle Ragolile who is currently the chief marketing officer (CMO) of Neighbourdo said that the identity verification is important since South African marketplace has classified sections which do not guarantee true identity of individuals. Upon passing the identity checks, the platform allows its runners to proceed with other activities.
Neighbourdo also describes itself as the Uber or Taxify of services since they can also fetch or deliver items for people among other tasks. However, in some cases the runners have to wait for long before they perform the requested task. The startup will address this issue soon.
For a start, the startups services will be available in Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Johanessburg in South Africa. The startup leaders said that they want to change the transport industry with a new product that brings a better experience while utilizing on-demand economy strategies.
Moreover, Ragolile said that they intend to partner with security companies because of some extreme cases. The selected security companies will therefore provide emergency services for the startup.