University of South Africa
Overview of innovation

The technology relates to an application that allows the efficient delivery of groceries ordered online by using a car lift service from general road drivers.  Unlike existing delivery applications, this platform does increase the reliance on dedicated delivery vehicles but makes use of a network of general road users to participate in the collection and delivery of groceries purchased online by other users.

By using the shared value model, the application offers cost-effective delivery of groceries while ensuring transparent and effective delivery of groceries by linking customers and grocery e-retailers within a defined radius to enable participation in the customer-retailer supply and distribution.  As a result, the costs associated with supply and distribution are lowered.

Type of Intellectual Property protection
Innovation Opportunity Type
​Information and communication
Technology Readiness Level
TRL 3 – Proof of concept created