Doorman Envisages Beating Amazon to the Punch With Package Delivery by Drone

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- San Francisco-based start-up Doorman has delivered more than 7,000 packages from 1,200 unique retailers to customers' doors, on demand, seven days a week until midnight, helping to solve the e-commerce "last mile" problem of missed deliveries, and rained on, or stolen packages.

In a video trending on YouTube this week, however, Doorman imagines utilizing the next wave of technology, package delivery by drone to further improve an exceptional customer experience. In the spoof, Doorman says they are introducing Doorman Blade, "the drone with a human touch" to beat larger competitors to the new technology.

Co-Founder and CTO Kapil Israni poses the thought: "When Amazon started publicly testing a drone delivery system last December, Doorman brought together some of the top engineering minds of the world to answer the question: How can we make autonomous package delivery a reality today?"

"At Doorman, creating an exceptional customer experience is, of course, our top priority," Co-Founder and CEO Zander Adell states. "But at our heart, we're a technology company. By combining drone technology with a human touch, Doorman Blade was born."

Mr. Adell was previously a Technical Director at Pixar, designing and coding for films. Mr Israni also founded Loqly and was an engineering consultant at IBM.

Online shoppers simply sign up at to use their Doorman shipping address on any retail site and, once their packages arrive, Doorman sends a notification to schedule a convenient date and time for delivery.

Doorman delivers customers' packages on demand, to their door, between 6 pm to midnight, seven days a week. Customers can pay a la carte or get an unlimited delivery subscription, and Doorman will hold packages for up to 30 days at its depot, in case recipients are traveling.

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About Doorman:

Doorman has reimagined package delivery for e-commerce with an on-demand mobile service that delivers consumers' online shopping packages until midnight, seven days a week. Backed by 500 Startups, Doorman has proven to be an exceptional experience for consumers, and a great help to retailers who want to make online shopping a seamless experience from beginning to end and differentiate themselves from the competition.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Gareth Edmondson-Jones 917 399-9355Source: Doorman