Our start-up Pamyra had a successful start in 2018 – firstly they announced that their customers base grew by 100 new customers in January 2018, the highest number per month since its foundation in 2016. Also, the founder Felix Wiegand is nominated for the “Sachsen gründet – Start-Up 2018” prize. A prize that honours founders with innovative ideas in the Saxony area, which includes a €50.000 media range and a trip abroad with business development Saxony.
But what is Pamyra? It is an independent comparison and booking portal which forges a link between forwarding agencies, who have idle space on their vehicles, with private and commercial consigners, that can book the space for attractive prices. Carriers can enter their offers, services and empty trips for free and increase their visibility to potential customers. Then, senders can choose from a pool of over 100 carriers and compare them by individual criteria such as price, vehicle equipment, ecological efficiency and so on to find the perfect offer for them.
Pamyra mediate up to 20 orders per day and so far, have gained customer satisfaction. Danilo Behrend, Deputy Managing Director of Scooterhelden.de, says, ‘Through Pamyra.de we are saving time since we don’t have to call every carrier by itself. Also, we can compare the spot market price and due to that we can decrease our transport costs.’
Their aims for 2018 are already planned. ‘We want to include carriers from the complete and partial load segment and establish Pamyra to become the price comparison platform for transport,’ says Wiegand. ‘We are proud that our services found a ready market especially since the transport market is rather traditional. This reflects that there’s a high need for digital solutions in the logistic sector. Our service is free for shippers and because it is simple to use it is perfect for small and medium-sized enterprises to find the right partner,’ he continues.
With the increased customer base, the first goal has been achieved. And the nomination of founder Felix Wiegand for the “Sachsen gründet – Start-Up 2018” prize helps them to achieve the goal of becoming the first price comparison platform for transport. We keep our fingers crossed!