If, as ArcticStartup says, “Bringrs is a P2P delivery service,” then P2PDelivery.com is the P2P delivery service/app. That’s the vision, anyway. If you would like to be part of it, then get in touch and let me know how, why, and where you might fit into the project.
We are in the earliest of the early stages of this project, looking to assemble a founding team to take it off the backlog. Specifically needed are team members to fill these roles: project manager, product owner, and agile, cross-functional team members covering UX, design, development, testing, and ops. Post launch, we’d add additional team members, such as those focussed on customer acquisition, support, community management, evangelism, finance, and administration. Financial partners are needed as well, as P2PDelivery does not yet have a lead investor. Interested and qualified parties are welcome to get in touch. We will consider equity crowdfunding investors, angel investors, partnerships, and even early acquisitions. Whatever makes the most sense to create the most value for the most people.
Because people have been experimenting with P2P Delivery services for years. They have all run out of money before finding traction. Now, finally, (at least) two players, Bringrs.com and EasyBring.com, have cracked the code, found some traction and are raising small amounts of capital to try to grow beyond their own tiny markets (Norway and Denmark).
“All” we need to do is pull together a strong team and the right backers (easier said than done, I know), with the moxie and pockets to push a big enough stack of chips onto the table to leapfrog the early entrants, and all the dead projects that went before them. It may sound harsh, but that is capitalism at work. Plus, the stack of chips needed is still small (peanuts by Silicon Valley standards, which just valued Uber at $17 billion).
P2PDelivery will have second mover advantage (aka “late mover advantage” or “fast follower strategy”), having let someone else invest their time and money in customer development, proving there is a market, educating the market, and de-risking in other ways (or going bankrupt trying).
P2PDelivery will also have the generic domain name in the space. We already have it, actually, acquired from a failed early entrant. (More information on generic domain names is below.)
Our job as fast followers will be to come up with and deliver some points of improvement and/or differentiation, such as improved design, usability, speed, security/trust/reputation, and/or value, to name a few of the usual suspects.
While there will be room for more than one player in the market, the one with the largest mind share and market share will be the big winner (see network effects). Part of our thesis—and yours, if you join, sponsor, or otherwise support us—is that having the generic domain name in the space will help for all the reasons you can read about online, such as here, for one: www.dmueller.com/benefits-of-generic-domains. We have the generic domain name in the space, P2PDelivery.com.
Skeptical about the value of generic domain names (or sour grapes about it)? See for yourself that the most valuable domain names of are—wait for it—generic domain names:
- Insurance.com $35.6 million
- VacationRentals.com $35 million
- PrivateJet.com $30.1 million
- Internet.com $18 million
- Insure.com $16 million
- Sex.com for $14 million
- Hotels.com $11 million
- Fund.com 2008 £9.99 million
- Porn.com 2007 $9.5 million
- Fb.com for $8.5 million [Facebook.com itself is a generic domain name]
- Business.com for $7.5 million
- Diamond.com 2006 $7.5 million
- Beer.com 2004 $7 million
- Casino.com 2003 $5.5 million
- Slots.com 2010 for $5.5 million
- Toys.com: Toys ‘R’ Us by auction for $5.1 million
- Clothes.com 2008 for $4.9 million
- GiftCard.com by CardLab for $4 million
- Yp.com by YellowPages.com for $3.8 million
- AltaVista.com for $3.3 million
- Whisky.com for $3.1 million
- Candy.com for $3.0 million
- Loans.com $3.0 million
- Investing.com for $2.45 million
Interested parties, please get in touch.
PS: EasyBring is looking for a new name for its P2P delivery service. If you would like to submit or vote on idea, go here. I sent this video and this video to their CEO, Ari, but he replied back they were not interested in a generic name at this time.