On-demand delivery specialist Stuart launches in Paris, London and Barcelona
Stuart, the on-demand urban delivery startup backed by Le Groupe La Poste, has now launched in Paris, London and Barcelona. Stuart was set up Clement Benoit and Benjamin Chemla – the French entrepreneurs who also ran Resto-In, a virtual market place for restaurants offering home delivery services. As previously reported, Le Groupe La Poste, through its subsidiary Geopost, bought an 80% stake in Resto-In in November and, as part of the deal, GeoPost also took a minority stake in Stuart and agreed to support its development.
On its official LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter pages, Stuart has posted a link to an article published in TechCrunch today (19 April), which notes that “Stuart is aiming to disrupt last-mile logistics with better technology and a fleet of couriers to enable merchants to offer customers same-hour delivery”.
In addition to the website and app, Stuart – according to the TechCrunch article, offers “an API that means small e-commerce sites and chains can build a white-labeled version of the service into their existing offerings”. It also claims that Stuart pays couriers per delivery and charges merchants on a “per delivery formula that calculates cost based on mode of transport and distance”.