#SGFaves 2020: Read How One Man Used His Transport Woes To Drive Success

"It all started with a trip to IKEA," confessed James, the founder of GetVan – a passenger transport and delivery service.
23 October 2020
James Neo, Founder of GetVan passenger transport and delivery pros
James Neo, Founder of GetVan passenger transport and delivery pros

It all began with a trip to IKEA. “I needed a big enough goods van to deliver my bulky hauls home that same day,” recounts James Neo.

“I couldn’t find one, and resorted to using IKEA’s delivery service. However, their earliest delivery availability was the following week. I even had to take a day off from work to oversee it!” How did James solve this frustrating problem? Oh, you know, by founding van-hiring service GetVan in 2016.

Since then, GetVan has been acquired by Moovaz Innovation (The Finder’s own parent company) in September 2020, and the business is thriving, thanks in part to an increase in demand for delivery services because of Covid. But, James isn’t one to exploit the difficult situation – either for customers or the company’s own driver-partners.

“Keeping prices appropriate is extremely important,” he explains. “It is key to be ultrasensitive to the earnings of our drivers, and we aim to strike that balance.”

71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-08, 139951
Web: getvan.com.sg
FB: GetVanSG
IG: @GetVanSG

Read more about other #SGFaves peeps here!


About #SGFaves
#SGFaves is an annual initiative by The Finder to celebrate homegrown local business owners whose products and services help people live well in Singapore – just like The Finder!

By Willaine G. Tan, Issue 304 The Finder

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