NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- zipments, the technology company that offers businesses, retailers and consumers same-day local delivery service through a national courier network, today announced that it has partnered with virtual assistant marketplace Zirtual to enable its virtual personal assistants to fulfill affordable, same-day local delivery requests for Zirtual clients.
Backed by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh, Zirtual matches busy professionals with dedicated virtual executive assistants. Under this exclusive agreement, same-day delivery service is immediately available to Zirtual in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago with plans to roll out into other top markets.
Zirtual's virtual assistants can now schedule local deliveries ranging from single documents to 500 pounds of cargo using the zipments delivery platform. A tracking feature allows Zirtual Assistants to watch the entire delivery process in real time from pickup to final delivery.
"Zirtual is changing the way in which people do business in this increasingly online world," said Garrick Pohl, CEO and co-founder of zipments. "We're excited to become Zirtual's go-to courier service, and to offer Zirtual Assistants a reliable and dedicated same-day delivery option for their busy clients."
"Same-day local delivery has long been the most requested service from our clients," said Zirtual founder and CEO Maren Kate Donovan. "Partnering with such a proven and professional same-day courier service like zipments allows our Zirtual Assistants to directly fulfill same-day local delivery requests."
Fresh off the heels of its international expansion into Canada, zipments is revitalizing the delivery industry and changing the way businesses service their customers. With its seamless integration of its open API, local businesses and partners are easily able to offer same-day delivery.
zipments is helping to reshape and retool the local delivery service industry by providing retailers and businesses same-day local delivery service through a network of couriers and its digital platform. zipments aims to bring the power of mobile and technology to local logistics, allowing businesses to tap the efficiency of the web and the power of community. The company is headquartered in New York and was founded in 2010 by Garrick Pohl, Elliot Nelson and Travis Brack. For more information, visit zipments.com.
Zirtual is a services marketplace that matches busy professionals with virtual executive assistants. Members outsource their scheduling, research and travel to US based assistants, thereby focusing their time on the essential needs of their businesses. Zirtual is headquartered in downtown Las Vegas, financed by Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com), VegasTechFund (www.vegastechfund.com) and Mayfield Fund, and is now part of the Downtown Project effort.