Company: tiramizoo GmbH
'tiramizoo' is an online booking platform for local same-day couriers. Professional and private customers can easily find and book couriers as well as track their deliveries using the simple and customizable web system from tiramizoo.
The company’s technology further helps optimize inner-city route planning for couriers thus contributing to CO2 emissions reduction while allowing for more and faster deliveries.
Project: A platform to optimize local deliveries in real-time
Customers can receive delivery price quotes, order and pay online via browser, from the web or a smartphone.
The exact locations of available couriers is based on GPS positioning and displayed on an online map.
Couriers are able to accept trips and organize their deliveries by smartphone application. Based on GPS positioning and an optimized routing algorithm, couriers receive a selection of feasible deliveries that fit their route and itinerary. Simultaneously, tiramizoo handles all billing and payment in the background.
Customers can add couriers to their user profile as “favourites” and based on GPS technology easily locate them online or check their activity status when a delivery comes up. From the courier perspective, excellent service will help to create customer loyalty.
From space to industry
Using satellite-based GPS, tiramizoo allows for real-time monitoring of couriers' locations. This information is used to determine feasible deliveries and allocate them to the ideal courier for the trip.
The efficient allocation of deliveries and optimized delivery routing is further enhanced by using traffic information and permanently updated capacity status of couriers. Deliveries are confirmed are by high-resolution imagery, time stamp or digital signature.
Until recently, GPS as space-based technology has been too complicated and expensive to be used economically on a day-to-day basis by local couriers. tiramizoo combines simple booking and tracking technologies making it available to a multitude of users.
The resulting innovation integrates seamlessly with the work flow of the logistics industry and dramatically improves the usability for online customers in selecting and booking the 'ideal' courier.
ESA Business Incubation
tiramizoo is aiming at providing new solutions to the hyper-local delivery market. Together with its partners, tiramizoo makes local deliveries accessible, affordable and universally available. ESA’s Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Oberpfaffenhofen and its cooperation with the German Aerospace Center DLR offer great assistance to its incubatees.
The network provides tiramizoo with valuable contacts to experts and partners, especially in regards to commercial application of GPS technology as an inner-city logistics solution.
tiramizoo GmbH is being hosted at ESA BIC Oberpfaffenhofen from November 2010 to November 2011
Last update: 1 March 2011