SAN FRANCISCO and CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Staying home until your package arrives isn't always possible, shipping items to work and hauling them home is unbearable, and coming home to a stolen package or door tag about a missed delivery is simply infuriating. San Francisco-based start-up, Doorman, helps you hack the holidays by eliminating the frustration of missed deliveries and stolen packages with its app-scheduled, evening package delivery service, now live in Chicago and San Francisco.
With fewer than seven percent of available apartments in Chicago equipped with professional doormen to watch over packages, the Doorman app steps in to protect your parcels. Doorman allows you to shop anywhere online using your personal Doorman shipping address and then simply schedule deliveries when you are home–anytime between 6 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week, same day or a month away for just $3.99 per package.
As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, the threat of package theft looms–boxes containing anything from clothing to expensive electronics are left in apartment lobbies or on household porches to be pilfered by doorstep Grinches. Last holiday season alone, more than two million deliveries were delayed, missing the Christmas deadline, or went missing entirely due to doorstep theft. The problem is expected to worsen significantly this holiday season following a more than 30% increase in online shopping between 2013 and 2014, with further growth expected this year.
"About 20 percent of deliveries fail on the first attempt in urban areas like Chicago, but it can be as high as 50 percent in certain zip codes," said Doorman founder and CEO Zander Adell. "Doorman doesn't replace traditional delivery methods; it serves as a bridge from our national partners, including FedEx, UPS and USPS, to ensure that you get your package on your schedule–not theirs. We know you work late, so we do too."
Doorman's got you covered for all those deliveries that used to seem so complicated, including wine, furniture, monthly subscriptions, electronics, perishables and gifts from friends and family.
Since Adell and co-founder Kapil Israni launched the company in 2013, Doorman has delightfully delivered more than 50,000 packages from over 3,000 unique retailers. And now they're expanding their concierge service to Chicago neighborhoods from West Loop to Uptown, including Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Bucktown and Lakeside.
"The delight economy is revolutionizing commercial behavior in cities around the world and we're excited to help savvy Chicago residents, as well as their favorite stores, solve online shopping delivery once and for all," said Adell.
Doorman has plans to launch in New York next. Sign up here to get your invite and learn how to win a year of our Doorman Gold service, which offers unlimited deliveries and returns for just $29.99 a month. Sign up for Doorman here and try your first package free. Want Doorman in your neighborhood? Let Doorman know you want a more delightful delivery experience here.
Doorman has reimagined package delivery for online shoppers with an app-scheduled service that delivers packages until midnight, seven days a week. Backed by 500 Startups, Matrix Partners and Structure Capital, Doorman has proved to be an exceptional experience for consumers. And the Doorman API for retailers lets them offer the scheduled delivery service to their customers at checkout, enabling them to compete with new last mile solutions from Amazon and others.