How innovation and the sharing economy is changing our world

At zipments.ca, innovation is one of our core values. That’s why we’re fascinated by the sharing economy. By leveraging information technology to empower individuals and corporations with information that enables distribution, sharing and reuse of goods and services, companies such as AirBnB, Craigslist and Uber have blossomed to change the way we live and operate.

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Craigslist

It’s quite unlikely that you’ve not heard about Craigslist. What you might not have know is that the classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, personals, for sale, items wanted, services, community, gigs, résumés, and discussion forums was founded by Craig Newmark in 1995. Craigslist started as an email distribution list to friends, featuring local events in the San Francisco Bay Area, before becoming a web-based service in 1996 and expanding into other classified categories. The site started expanding to other U.S. cities in 2000, and currently covers 50 countries around the world.

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WE Vancouver: Lifestyle couriers add zip to Vancouver deliveries

Lifestyle courier Tom Malcolm makes a Zipments.ca delivery to the WE Vancouver office.— Image Credit: Martha Perkins
Lifestyle courier Tom Malcolm makes a Zipments.ca delivery to the WE Vancouver office.— Image Credit: Martha Perkins

It’s not likely that you have a sudden need for a camping cookstove or new Khamsin hoodie. But there is a chance that instead of driving to a Mountain Equipment Co-op store you’d love to have that cookstove delivered to your home tonight after work. If you have plans to go, how about having it delivered to you at the café where you’ll be having lunch?

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24hrs Vancouver: Company lets public choose delivery jobs

Tom Malcolm, one of our four pioneers

A Vancouver company thinks everyone is a potential part-time courier by allowing the public to choose small delivery jobs for fees of around $10 to $20.

The zipments.ca service, modeled after its parent in New York, could soon allow customers to pay for such tasks as same-day pharmaceutical pickups, according to company head Rob Safrata.

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BC Business: Local same-day courier service Zipments aims to disrupt the retail game

Zipments provides same-day courier services

Shopping and sharing aren’t exclusive to the holidays—they’re part of the sharing economy, which just got a bit bigger in Vancouver. With the launch of Zipments.ca, a same-day courier service, Vancouver’s sharing economy now connects retailers and consumers directly to individual couriers. Continue reading BC Business: Local same-day courier service Zipments aims to disrupt the retail game