Calgary, AB – Calgary tech agency, Mobility Quotient, announced today the official launch of JustPickup, an online marketplace and order management tool that enables small businesses to offer curbside pickup. The application’s beta launch took place in May 2020 amidst the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, the site was only available to businesses across Canada in efforts to help local businesses and vendors withstand the effects of mandatory business closures and operation restrictions. Currently, the site is available to businesses of all sizes, worldwide– with emphasis on Canada and the United States. The platform maintains its initial mission to support small businesses by offering a simple and cost-efficient solution to managing pickup orders.
As the hectic year, 2020, comes to an end, many nations are facing restrictions similar to guidelines seen in March. “We’ve seen many small businesses take financial hits at the beginning of the year,” Mobility Quotient’s CEO, Nikhil Sonpal, says. “As someone who has been in the tech sector for over 20 years, I have a professional obligation to help small businesses that are struggling and provide them with a pragmatic online solution to survive this crisis.” The online platform aims to help these businesses keep their doors open. Now, more than ever, small businesses and local organizations need a simple and financially-conscious way to conduct business. JustPickup is a solution for local businesses to operate while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions with no hassle and more importantly, no exorbitant costs or commission on sales.
JustPickup is extending a 30-day trial on essential and premium plans to support small businesses through the mandatory restrictions. The curbside pickup platform offers a free plan for small businesses looking to list 10 products or less for curbside pickup. Paid plans start at $9.99/month and are tiered according to business needs– with no credit card or billing information required at sign-up.
How to Get Started with JustPickup
Ready to offer curbside pickup? With JustPickup, any business or vendor worldwide can begin listing their products for curbside pickup in just 3 easy steps. To begin taking orders via JustPickup, the business owner or vendor must choose a plan, create an account and list their products. JustPickup’s questionnaire can help businesses figure out which plan is best suited for their business.
Once the account is created, businesses are provided with a unique JustPickup marketplace link to share with their customers to begin taking orders instantly.
For customers, placing an order on JustPickup is just as simple. Users can browse shops and retailers in their city via JustPickup’s marketplace. Once the buyer has selected their items for pickup, the order placement tool will generate a purchase order along with pick up instructions that will be sent straight to their phone via text message. When the order is ready, the customer will receive a second text message notifying them and they will be required to offer payment upon pickup via the business or vendor’s existing point of sale (POS) system.
JustPickup is dedicated to providing small businesses with the flexibility to offer pickup services within any budget. During a time where physical distancing is strongly enforced, JustPickup will help businesses continue to sell products and provide their customers with service while adhering to guidelines set in place by their respective government and health officials.
Whether you’re a business/vendor or consumer, get started with JustPickup today at www.justpickup.ca.
Shop local, pickup curbside
JustPickup is a Canadian online retail marketplace that enables businesses worldwide to better-manage curbside pickups via the JPU workflow management software. JustPickup is not a delivery service and currently does not process online payments on behalf of customers; it simply organizes purchase order (PO) generation and logistics management (collecting information like products, amount owing, pickup times, etc.) for businesses to offer curbside pickup options to their customers. The platform connects consumers with local businesses– without contact.
For ways to process payments, see our list of contactless payment options for small businesses.
Based in Calgary, AB, JustPickup was created during the COVID-19 pandemic in efforts to help businesses transition to, what may be, the new normal and innovate on classic methods of commerce, retail and marketing.
You can find JustPickup online at, https://justpickup.ca.
About Mobility Quotient
Creators of JustPickup, Mobility Quotient (MQ) is a digital agency that helps organizations increase profits and make complex processes simpler. We’re Engineers, we’re Inventors, we’re Designers, we’re Code Monkeys, and we’re Story Tellers. From websites and applications to marketing strategies and advertising campaigns, we use our combined skills to solve complex business problems and we help our clients leap forward, embrace innovation and achieve their goals.
Clara Sampululu, Senior Editor
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