Former Amazon director to head up On the dot NYC trial
Last mile delivery startup, On the dot, has appointed Thorsten Runge as International Director.
Runge, who has led Amazon and eBay’s delivery innovation strategies, will initially focus on the US market. On the dot is launching a pilot in New York with "a London-based global luxury retailer who is looking to scale its operations". The aim is to collect data on the nuances in the US courier and retail markets before rolling out its operations across other states.
“Our SaaS-based approach to delivery was built with international aspirations from day one. The technology we’ve built to help retailers compete with Amazon has potential well beyond the UK. When our customers began asking if we could support their global expansions and with Brexit around the corner, we knew it was the right time,” says Santosh Sahu, Founder and CEO of On the dot.
“And New York City, a hotbed of tech innovation, is the right place. It’s the only city rivalling London’s challenging operations and ‘on-demand’ consumer segment of time-poor, convenience-driven, affluent individuals. Success in these markets will ensure we’re poised to conquer any metropolitan area around the world.”