Cartt Delivery: What you don’t know about this popular local delivery service
Jan26

Cartt Delivery: What you don’t know about this popular local delivery service

You’ve probably heard the buzz around the local, on-demand moving service called Cartt that took off in 2017, but did you know that these local entrepreneurs didn’t always plan to be the “Uber of Movers” or the “Uber for pick-up trucks?” Join me in this quick “Did you know?” conversation with Dylan Belcher, co-founder and CEO of Cartt. They have a small but mighty team. In 2017, Dylan Belcher, Justin Davis, and Seth Lugibihl built Cartt with the assistance of Steven Kennedy, one of their drivers. Like other on-demand companies, they use technology, helpers, and hands to keep the community moving. Helpers and hands make from $12-$25 an hour. They had to change their plans early on. LFW: What started the conversation with your team when you started this? Cartt: Cartt was actually supposed to be an on-demand grocery delivery service, all done through a mobile app. We came up with brand identity back in November of 2016. We were getting ready to release our beta version of the app to the FW community in February 2017, but two very big, well known on-demand grocery delivery services launched in Fort Wayne, SHIPT & INSTACART.  Both companies are backed by millions of dollars from Investors and since we were so young and not backed by any investors, we decided we needed to pivot our business model. We spent most of the summer in 2017 formatting and constructing the new business model. My partners and I knew that we didn’t want to leave the on-demand economy. Companies in this space like Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and many others have been blowing up and attracting a large new customer base. In today’s economy and society, people want things FAST. It’s all about “Instant Gratification”. After many meetings and brainstorming (and much help from our mentors in FW), we transformed Cartt into an on-demand moving and delivery company. It’s kinda like “Uber for pick-up trucks.”  They are modifying the wheel (or at least the traditional business model). LFW: Were you intending on being the Uber for movers (or uber for pick-up trucks), or did that just kind of just happen? Cartt: We most definitely intended to be the Uber for movers. With the opportunity right now, we have the potential to take over the Midwest with this business model. The on-demand economy is here to stay for many years.  They have a service for everyone. LFW: What does Cartt offer that other moving companies don’t? Why go with Cartt instead of a well-known company? Cartt: We offer 6 key services from Store Delivery, Small Moves, Junk Removal, Craigslist Delivery, Donation Pick-Up, and Storage Moves. We also offer helping hands which helps our...

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Introducing our new “Entrepreneurship Spotlight” series
Dec08

Introducing our new “Entrepreneurship Spotlight” series

Last month we introduced our new Start Fort Wayne series with our post on the ongoing 1 Million Cups series. This month we are kicking off a new series of posts on local startups and entrepreneurs with our “Local Entrepreneur Spotlight” series as an addition to our partnership with Start Fort Wayne. This new series on entrepreneurs is for the following people: People who are currently entrepreneurs in the area, People in the process of starting a local venture, People who have ever dreamed of business ownership, Resource providers in the community who serve entrepreneurs, and People who are just simply fascinated by entrepreneurship and the creative climate in can foster. Join us every few weeks to get a sneak peak into the minds of our area’s up-and-coming business and community leaders as we ask them the following questions: What made you decide to open a business in Fort Wayne/Northeast Indiana? What resource in the community has helped you thrive in the community? What is the biggest challenge you have worked to overcome in starting your business? What person has helped you the most in your journey? What is some advice you would have for new entrepreneurs? What would be the best thing Fort Wayne could do for entrepreneurs in your opinion? We have an exciting list of newer businesses and entrepreneurs we’ll be spotlighting in our series, but we need more folks to tell their stories of success (or challenges). If you or your business would be interested in being spotlighted in this series to share what it took for you to be successful building and growing your business in Northeast Indiana, please email us at info@livingfortwayne.com. Let’s join together to build a strong community of entrepreneurs in Northeast Indiana. For more information on Start Fort Wayne, please visit...

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