Speed­box:Tech­nol­ogy that de­liv­ers

This SaaS-based lo­gis­tics plat­form can be de­ployed by any com­pany in any coun­try and can be com­pletely cus­tomised thanks to its in­tel­li­gent soft­ware ar­chi­tec­ture and tech­nol­ogy stack.

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Speed­box plat­form has three in­ter­faces: mo­bile apps, web-based lo­gin sys­tem and API in­te­gra­tions

Hazel Jain

With its ro­bust and in­tel­li­gent soft­ware ar­chi­tec­ture/tech­nol­ogy stack, Speed­box can de­ploy Soft­ware-as-a-Ser­vice ap­pli­ca­tions (SaaS) glob­ally for any lo­gis­tics/ op­er­a­tions com­pany.

Nishit Dave, CEO, Speed­box, says, “Speed­box started off as an ag­gre­ga­tion plat­form but we re­alised that it sim­ply be­came a quick rate fin­der. We have evolved a lot over the last three years to fo­cus on pro­vid­ing so­lu­tions to both ship­pers (cus­tomers) as well as lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies (“ad­mins”). Any­body with 100 ship­ments a day is an ideal cus­tomer for us. No one in In­dia is fo­cus­ing on the smaller ship­pers for whom lo­gis­tics is a real chal­lenge, while re­main­ing ex­pen­sive.” The Speed­box plat­form has three in­ter­faces: mo­bile apps, web-based lo­gin sys­tem and API in­te­gra­tions. The com­pany was in­cor­po­rated in 2014-end and is based in Mum­bai with an in­ter­na­tional of­fice in Malaysia. In In­dia, they are ac­tive in nine cities – Delhi, Ahmed­abad, Jaipur, Ben­galuru, Mum­bai, Kolkata, Kochi, Hy­der­abad and Coim­bat­ore. The plan is to ex­pand pres­ence in 10 coun­tries and be able to cover 40 cities in In­dia within the next three years. DISRUPTOR OR EN­ABLER? While the core of­fer­ing of Speed­box is tech­nol­ogy-based, Dave clar­i­fies that tech­nol­ogy at the end of the day can only en­able, it can’t re­ally re-in­vent the way things are done. “There is a lot of hu­man in­ter­ac­tion in this in­dus­try and you can­not cir­cum­vent it. The only thing tech­nol­ogy can do is au­to­mate and make things more ef­fi­cient, at least in In­dia, and this will hap­pen in the next five years,” he says. Ex­plain­ing how the soft­ware works,

Kabir Seth, Di­rec­tor, Speed­box, says, “We of­fer mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tions for low vol­ume ship­pers, and a dash­board for en­ter­prise level ship­pers (high vol­ume ship­pers). All ship­ments are synced across de­vices and plat­forms with a seam­less user ex­pe­ri­ence. We also cre­ate so­lu­tions for the so-called ‘off­line’ lo­gis­tics com­pa­nies. It’s like a plugn-play for those par­tic­u­lar com­pa­nies.” Seth adds that Speed­box is now pri­mar­ily look­ing to part­ner with es­tab­lished ven­dors.

“We be­lieve that South­east Asia is a re­ally good mar­ket for us right now. We are also ex­plor­ing the Mid­dle East and the North Amer­i­can mar­kets,” he re­veals.

Nishit Dave CEO Speed­box

Kabir Seth Di­rec­tor Speed­box

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