Its a shame there is not an online grocery delivery service which operates 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week with no minimum spend. Sometimes its difficult for people to head out to the shops at night because of the distance, risk, and the time it takes to get ready, especially when your cozied up on the sofa in your happy place. With Kenshins we aim to change that.
I would like to explain a little about where my business idea originated from.
A few years ago I was at a friends house in Essex catching up and playing some games on the playstation.
At the time my friend and his partner just had a wonderful little boy who was only about two months old at the time. The problem started when my friend realised they have run out of nappies and it was late enough for the shops to be closed. luckily my friend drives so we hopped into the car and drove around 6 miles to the nearest shop that was open at that time ( which is still a fair distance away ! ) . What kept on going through my mind was " what on earth would somebody do in the same situation if they did not have a car ? ". That is where my idea for an Online Grocery Delivery Service came about.
I started to do some research straight after to see if there were any companies offering the same service and quickly found out that there wasnt. There was one which was offering a similar service but the minimum spend was £30 which I found to be very unreasonable, a few days later I placed an order from the same place and they did not turn up. That is when I thought to myself this is what I really want to be doing because it seemed very exciting to me that Ive stumbled across a great idea that has never been done before.
What my unique selling points are :
. 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week
. No Minimum Spend
. Deliveries Within 30 - 45 Minutes
. £5 Delivery Charge / £8 Delivery Charge After Midnight
. Using Motorcycles So That None Of The Riders Get Stuck In Traffic
. Wide Range Of Products That You Would Usually Find In Your Local Off Licence Or Grocery Store
What Im trying to achieve in the future :
I have spoken to many shopkeepers in london about being able to sell their products which they were extremely happy with as I will not be charging them anything, the only thing I did ask for is that the shopkeepers put one of my kenshins posters on their shop window. The reason why I have chosen this route is because it saves an enormous amount of money by not having the overheads of a warehouse and buying my own stock. In the future I would like to have an in house system in the shops so that they could receive orders and get them packed and ready for one of are drivers to come and collect. My plans are to make this company a £1M business within the next three years. When the company starts to expand I would like to slowly push the service outside of london and hopefully within the next 10 to 20 years be nationwide.
How the money will be spent :
I would like to create an e-commerce mobile app and a website so that customers can create an account and buy what they need and make payments through the app itself. I would also like to purchase 2 extra motorcycles so that we could fulfil more deliveries, and lastly have a marketing and advertising campaign to create public awareness of the new service being provided.
I would like to explain a little about myself :
I am a 27 year old male who currently works as a freelance 3D modeller in the animation industry. I have always loved animation movies and have been very creative with design and animation from a young age. I really enjoy what I do but have always dreamt about having my own business that helps people in their daily lives. I have also studied extensively in business, business management, logistics and employment law when I started to create the kenshins business model. I am young and have a lot of drive and determination to succeed even if that means I will be having minimal sleep for the next 20 years ! My family and friends have always been very supportive in the decisions that I make and have always been there for me and are very excited about my future plans.