Delivery startup QikPod, which is utilizing IoT technology to improve local deliveries, has announced the closure of a $9m investment round. Based in India, QikPod’s list of investors includes local online retailer Flipkart, plus companies such as Foxconn and Accel Partners.
Due to launch in the future, QikPod will operate a network of automated smart lockers, where orders from online companies will be stored, and only accessed by a single-use password. It aims to solve the problems of getting packages to the final address, and end inconvenient re-delivery arrangements.
QikPod will use a cloud-based, IoT-influenced network of storage lockers to simplify deliveries
The lockers will be accessed online or through a dedicated mobile app, plus QikPod will make an API available to developers, allowing the system to be integrated into other apps. The intention is to make QikPod a standard for this type of delivery service.
QikPod is listed as launching soon on its website, and the intention is for the service to initially be free for consumers, couriers, and locations that hold the lockers. Learn more by visiting QikPod’s website here.