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Last-Mile-Delivery – climate-neutral delivery within 3 hours – eCommerce Magazin

  • Fast, climate-friendly and flexible deliveries for online shops
  • Hyperlocal warehouses enable last mile delivery within three hours
  • Atlantic Labs leads financing round, other investors: Kima Ventures, Collective Ventures and Ex-Gorillas Manager

With its promise to deliver deliveries within three hours, the start-up is positioning itself as an innovative logistics service provider for online shops. The service of Dropp enables e-commerce retailers to convert their logistics to a so-called quick commerce service. For this purpose, similar to Gorillas or Flink in the food sector, products are stored in inner-city logistics centers and delivered climate-neutrally by bicycle couriers within three hours. The company starts in Berlin and will gradually expand its service in other major German cities.

“We are pleased to be able to further develop our product with the financing of over 2 million euros and to be able to offer our service in other cities in Germany soon. With our innovative approach to enable climate-neutral and time-efficient delivery for online shops, we are getting closer to our vision of decisively shaping the logistics of the future in urban areas, ”says Alessa Vogler, co-founder and managing director of Dropp.

Last mile delivery: flexible, sustainable and fast

Dropp already cooperates with numerous online shops: During the ordering process, end customers can choose a delivery via Dropp. Customers decide whether the product should be delivered to their front door within three hours or flexibly within a fixed two-hour time window. By storing the products in hyper-local warehouses (small storage facilities within the city), Dropp enables environmentally friendly and prompt delivery of goods from online retailers. When delivering the products, the delivery staff are equipped with e-cargo bikes and sustainable packaging, which means that the lowest possible CO2 emissions are produced in the supply chain. The company offsets any additional emissions through Atmosfair, making it climate-neutral.

The start-up was founded in March 2021 in Berlin by Alessa Vogler, Nicolas Pörschke and Philip Braun, who have many years of expertise in the areas of e-commerce, logistics and technology. With the fresh capital, Dropp will continue to build up his team and further develop product development and operations. By the end of the year, Dropp is planning further locations in addition to the logistics centers in Berlin and other locations in Munich and Cologne.

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The Dropp team. Image: Caroline Pitzke

Customer experience that meets the need for “instant gratification ”

Christophe Maire, Founder & CEO of Atlantic Labs: “Consumers are increasingly expecting faster deliveries. These increasing requirements can only be met to a very limited extent by the shops and the existing transport companies. At the same time, brands want to strengthen presence and touchpoints with end customers. With Dropp, brands of all sizes can offer an excellent customer experience that meets the growing demand for “instant gratification” while maintaining direct customer relationships.

We have been dealing with the topic of last mile delivery for some time and have got to know dozens of teams in the process. Alessa, Nicolas and Philip really impressed us with their expertise in logistics and their experience in scaling businesses. We are very impressed by the team’s strategy and we look forward to supporting Dropp on its growth path with our experience. ”

Lead investor Atlantic Labs has already led the pre-seed round of the Quick Commerce unicorn Gorillas and thus helped shape an enormous success story.

Experienced founding team conquers e-commerce

The founder Alessa Vogler previously worked in management consultancy at the Boston Consulting Group and as Head of Corporate Development at the Westwing online shop. Nicolas Pörschke also comes from consulting and was most recently a Senior Associate at McKinsey. As an experienced Product Manager from Forto, Philip Braun has switched to the founding role of Dropp. He is also a member of the “Leaders for Climate Action” initiative.

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