Columbia-based web service matches drivers to pick up large items in Richland or Lexington counties
By: SHYP Quick
Columbia resident Khalief Whetstone has a solution. The 31-year old entrepreneur and South Carolina State University graduate created a short haul on-demand truck sharing delivery service called SHYP Quick.
It's the first web-based service similar to the Uber business model that connects customers with a truck or van driver in Richland or Lexington counties to pick-up or haul away old furniture, appliances or equipment. Soon there will be an app.
"This also helps university students or people who don't own cars," said SHYP Quick President Khalief Whetstone. "It solves a lot of problems. They don't have to rent a truck or run around asking the buyer to hold the item until they find someone to pick it up."
Customers don't have to spend a lot of money for delivery or hunt for friends to help load and unload a truck. SHYP Quick will handle all the heavy lifting and hauling.
Customers use SHYP Quick because it saves time, it is more convenient or they may not want to pick up their items.
Whetstone also wants to help his community where he grew up by donating a dollar from every sale towards providing clean water to the residents of Denmark.
"We have a very serious problem. It started in 2008 when they found chemicals in the water and it's causing a lot of health problems. The water is dark coming out of the faucet and pipes need to be replaced but our poor economy can't cover the costs.
"Our business model is similar to Uber and drivers are independent contractors. SHYP Quick professional drivers own trucks or vans. We specialize in delivering and unloading large items on demand when customers hire us," said Whetstone.
Soon, he plans to expand his business to Greenville and Spartanburg counties and the rest of SC and is looking for a venture capitalist to help him expand nationally.
Whetstone came up with the idea for his business in 2018 after buying a bow flex machine on Facebook Market Place and didn't have a truck to pick it up.
"A friend of mine came all the way from Orangeburg to Columbia, an hour's drive away, just so I could pick it up seven miles away from my home. After doing research, I realized other people were having the same problems when buying large products," said Whetstone.
To place an order click SHYP Quick (https://www.shypquick.com/
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