Bonn, 31st of August 2017
Following the successful launch of Saloodo! in Germany, DHL’s digital freight platform is now also available for customers in the United Kingdom. The platform is offering transport services within UK, from Europe to UK and vice versa. Thereby the online marketplace connects shippers and transport providers on demand, thus increasing efficiency for both by enabling safe and convenient access to a highly fragmented market using a single digital freight platform.
With the introduction of Saloodo! in Germany in early 2017, the online market place has been offering originally transport services within Germany, from Europe to Germany and vice versa. The focus is now increasingly on expansion and internationalization as part of its growth strategy. At the same time – and in line with the company’s expansion plan – new service enhancements will further increase the usability of the online market place.
“We strive to continuously simplify and speed up the logistics processes for our customers. For that reason we listen to the requirements of shippers and transport companies alike and carefully adapt and optimize our digital freight platform. Launching Saloodo! in the UK is the logical next step for us to further enhance the capabilities of the online market place,” states Amadou Diallo, CEO Saloodo!.
Following the roll-out in the UK, more markets will gain access to Saloodo! as of autumn, with Spain and Portugal being the next countries in which the digital freight platform will be available..
Additional functionalities added to the online market place and driver app
Saloodo! customers now also enjoy additional functionalities, allowing for quotes and invoicing in national currencies of the respective countries. At the same time, individual local taxation will be considered. The existing payment options via credit card, PayPal and SEPA have also been extended and now include payment by invoice. Specifically medium-sized companies, the largest group of Saloodo! customers, prefer to pay on account. Larger enterprise customers can also choose a consolidated invoice payment.
Finally, the Saloodo! driver app, which displays carriers order details as well as route information and enables them to transfer shipment updates and documents in real-time to the platform, has also been improved. In addition to German and English, the app is now available in eleven new languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Spanish.
The Saloodo! GmbH is headquartered in Bonn and was founded in 2016. The digital freight platform – powered by DHL – connects shippers and transport providers in a fast, smart and reliable way. With a new business model, Saloodo! plans to drive further the digitization of the logistics sector.
The offer is aimed primarily at small and medium-sized enterprises, which are dependent on competitive offers and require support in searching for suitable transport providers when transporting either full loads, partial loads or general loads. In addition, Saloodo! is dedicated to serve transport companies of all sizes, through its personalized dashboard on which they can present their services and competitive advantages. In turn, Saloodo! helps them to find suitable loads in order to optimize the capacity of their transport vehicles. Saloodo! provides a wide range of verified transport providers, real-time price indications for transports based on a constantly growing database.
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