Uber can be really awesome at times. Whether you’re travelling in an unfamiliar part of town, don’t want to worry about parking, or are just too tired to drive, Uber becomes your personal chauffeur.
If you’ve been a little creative with your use of Uber, I’m sure you’ve probably discovered that you can have an Uber driver send stuff like a parcel or a birthday cake instead. Of course, this may come with complications as the Uber service isn’t exactly meant for stuff like this, but as there aren’t many services like that, many have had no choice but to use Uber.
Well, that’s not the case anymore. Meet NeonRunner.
Funky name aside, NeonRunner offers same-day delivery services for “almost anything that can fit in their waterproof 18″ x 18″ x 16″ insulated carrier box that is below 12kg”. That’s a pretty wide range of stuff, but you probably won’t be able to use them for furniture delivery.
NeonRunner offers two separate services — the first being a buying service where they buy stuff and send it to you while the second is a delivery service where they pick up whatever package or parcel you have and sends it to your desired location. Within the delivery service, you also have the option to get NeonRunner to complete specific tasks for you like banking in a cheque or paying your bills.
Requesting a delivery, purchase or task is fairly simple. Simply create/log in to your NeonRunner account and choose either BUY or DELIVER. Then, enter the location details, item descriptions (you can add a photo too) and contact information before hitting the “Request a runner button”.
To the right of the order page you will see a floating window that gives you a total estimate fee to get the task, purchase or delivery done. In the fee breakdown, they charge an RM0.25/km Distance Fee plus a RM0.50/min Time Fee for both services. However, for the BUY service, NeonRunner charges you an RM5 + 3.5% of the purchased item Service Fee while the DELIVER option gets a flat RM3 Service Fee.
This service is reminiscent of something like GoGet or MatDespatch, but the biggest difference is the method of payment. With GoGet, you will need to have cash ready when the delivery arrives while MatDespatch operates on a prepaid credit system. NeonRunner, on the other hand, is cashless (much like Uber).
Simply input your card information and billing address and you’re good to go. Easy and hassle free, two things I believe are a necessity for people who require these services. Though, it is worth noting that the operation only runs from 10am to 10pm daily, so no midnight deliveries for you. NeonRunner also only operates within the Greater Kuala Lumper and Klang Valley area.
For more information, you can drop by their website or call 012-232 0854.