Seamlessly connecting shippers and carriers in international markets
Logistics start-up Saloodo! remains on course for expansion with the digital platform now ready to be used globally for road freight transports. A milestone in the still young company's history.
The intuitive and user-friendly digital road freight platform was launched in Germany in 2017 and has grown continuously since then.
Initially Saloodo! was available in several other European countries, while expanding rapidly into emerging markets outside Europe like Middle East and Africa.
For Saloodo! CEO Thomas Grunau the roll out comes at exactly the right time: "Saloodo! was founded 4 years ago. Since day one, our goal has been to offer our customers real added value and make their lives easier.
"With this in mind, we have always given ourselves the freedom to develop functions that are close to the needs of our customers in the different markets.
"But now it was time to bring it all together on one platform so that Saloodo! customers around the world could benefit from all these efforts".
Seamlessly connecting international markets
The global platform not only extends the range of functions, but also links the individual markets together. It is now possible, for example, to arrange international transports from the EU to Turkey or to Middle East & Africa (MEA) and vice versa.
Saloodo! thus provides seamless cross-border and cross-market transport processing – and becomes even more attractive for large, globally active companies.
Anja Kappus, COO Saloodo! expalins: "We are already working with a number of global players. These customers have a high degree of digitalisation and operate worldwide with seamless processes.
"On the part of their transport and logistics providers, this often looks different, resulting in disruptions in the companies' supply chain."
Tobias Maier, CEO Saloodo! MEA adds: “For example, customers in our region will now also benefit from the improved and further simplified user experience of the new Saloodo! interface.
"Furthermore, the global platform offers improved functionalities for organising convoy shipments, which is a big advantage.”
Conversely, European shippers will be able to order truck transports in convoy for the first time. This option has been extensively tested in the MEA regions in advance, and shippers of high-value goods in particular appreciate the security benefits of convoy transports.
Transport service providers can be informed about new transport requests via WhatsApp and then enter their offer. If the shipper agrees to the offer, the service provider will be informed and all transport-relevant information and documents will be sent automatically to the shipper.