Cooper Grad Creates New On-Demand Courier Service
The COVID-19 pandemic created a new class of entrepreneurs. One of those is Cooper High School alumnus Jon Schoen, who plans to launch Trunkdrop, a new app-based contactless courier service.
“The delivery market exploded during COVID in particular, the delivery for food alone just went out of this world. And why wouldn’t we want that convenience for absolutely everything?” said Schoen, who is from Cooper’s class of ’05.
According to Schoen, Trunkdrop is different than other delivery services in that it’s on-demand.
“The businessman, he needs his dry cleaning picked up. Your kid’s going to forget his baseball bat and you’re not going be able to get it to him,” said Schoen, rattling off instances his service would help solve.
“You would order it like an Uber or Lyft, and it would show up. The person would open the trunk from the inside of the car, you place your package in the car, shut it. It would drive to the receiver’s house or business, etc., and then the trunk would open, the receiver would then take the package out of the trunk.”
Schoen says Trunkdrop drivers will get to set their own rates. At the moment, Schoen and his team are in the process of recruiting drivers. They plan to make their big launch in the Twin Cities market at the beginning of August.
“My overall mood, I guess is, just really excited,” he said. “Because this is a big challenge, and why not us? Why doesn’t this exist already, really?”