We are increasingly trying to find everyday solutions via an app on our phones. Whereas once a mobile phone’s function was solely to make calls, they’re now considered the device for everything, rarely far from our hands.

Smartphones and apps are key drivers meeting the demands of a digital economy, which will only increase as digital transformation increases. A staggering 92% of time spent on mobile phones is now spent using apps which means they’re more mobile computers rather than phones. And that figure is not looking like dropping anytime soon as digital increasingly becomes the first-place people go to find solutions to whatever it is they need.

Some 64% of global supply chain executives say they expect digital transformation to accelerate due to the pandemic, according to a whitepaper released by Dubai Chamber late last year at the 12th World Chambers Congress.

Amazon’s profit increased by 220% in the first three months of 2021 as the pandemic drove shoppers online. Netflix added nearly 16 million new subscribers during the first quarter of 2020. And according to a report from McKinsey, the app-based food delivery market is now four to seven times larger than it was in 2018. The key is, they all enable the user to do things that in the past were basic activities, but now that service is simplified and carried out with a few taps of a button.

This is why re.life was launched. It helps consumers, businesses and society benefit from the ongoing digital transformation, championing a new way of living and working by digitalising essential services. And re.life collect was the first product that was introduced to the market.

re.life Collect

As with all the big and successful apps and digital services, re.life collect simplifies a task that was previously cumbersome and time-consuming – in this case, moving and disposing of items. The mobile app empowers residents or businesses who are looking to move heavy, bulky items from one location to another, or to dispose of unwanted items. It connects consumers to a verified community of moving and transportation companies.

While there are already removal companies operating, up until now it’s been a ramshackle experience. Individuals and companies waste valuable time and money conducting online searches and calling up moving and transportation or waste-management companies for information and quotes.

Uberization

Just as Uber changed the way that people move, so re.life collect is changing the way that people move things. If you’re looking to transport something bulky like a bed, it’s far too big to fit into a person’s car yet being a solitary item it’s also an often-frustrating process finding – and haggling with – a moving company who are prepared to move it for you.

Using live tracking technology, re.life collect connects individuals and businesses with movers and transportation companies in the UAE who want to transport bulky, heavy items like furniture or appliances through a mobile application. It also helps big-box retailers keep businesses moving and manage their supply chain by a fast-tracking warehouse to customer deliveries. In Dubai, re.life collect also offers the option of disposal services for bulky and heavy items.

The app seeks to replace the traditional collection services with a digital platform that’s far more secure and provides instant access for transport services with pricing based on distance and complexity – much like Uber does for people. Since launching in March 2021, re.life collect has already been installed over 12,000 times.

Revolutionising the logistics sector

Logistics are being revolutionised by the emergence of apps and re.life collect is one that’s doing so by uniting independent operators and small-scale service providers under a single, digitalised service.

According to Strategy Analytics, the B2B app market is projected to grow to $140 billion by 2023, and

Statistic research predicts that consumers are expected to download 258.2 billion mobile apps in 2022. Many of those will be to meet the demands of a digital economy that is increasingly changing the way we interact with the world and complete tasks. The logistics sector will be at the forefront of that as it changes and simplifies the way we all live our lives.