TWO friends from Aveley have developed a new ride share app to transport goods.
The business, called Karru Stuff, connects utes, trailers, van and their drivers with Gumtree bargain hunters, IKEA shoppers and people who make on-the-spot purchases without the right vehicle to transport it.
IT specialists Moat Taha and Maher Elsherbini are the brains behind the idea and came up with it after experiencing their own frustration of trying to get items delivered after purchasing.
Mr Taha said it was a light bulb moment when he was trying to pick up some tiles for a home renovation.
“I rang a mate to ask if I could borrow his ute and he said why don’t you just call an Uber,” he said.
“I told him that Uber doesn’t transport stuff and he said to me, well they should.”
From there, the friends came up with the idea for Karru Stuff.
“Karru Stuff puts the convenience of having a ute, van or trailer at your service without the fees, hassle and wait time associated with hiring a vehicle or paying for a courier,” he said.
“We have done the modelling to ensure the Karru time and kilometre charging structure will be more cost effective than the hiring or delivery alternatives.
“If you fall in love with that pre-assembled bed, get offered a free kitchen table from a family member or simple want top shift a whole lot of boxed belongings, you just click the app and get it transported immediately.”
He said Karru was calling for ute, trailer and van owners interested in making income from their vehicles to register.
“Vehicles will need to undergo an inspection at an approved centre and drivers will need to achieve a police clearance and apply for the relevant state insurance policy which covers goods in transit,” he said.
“Now those owners can start to get a real return on their investment simply by moving other people’s stuff and getting paid for it.”
Click here to register for Karru Stuff.