Co-founded in London in 2013 by Chris Sheldrick, what3words is the simplest way to talk about location. The system covers the entire world and works offline. The words are fixed and will never change. what3words addresses are a human-friendly way to share very precise locations with other people, or to input them into platforms and machines such as autonomous cars or e-commerce checkouts. It is optimised for voice input and contains built-in error prevention to make it easy to identify errors and correct input mistakes.
The free what3words app, available for iOS and Android, and the online map enable people to find, share and navigate to what3words addresses in over 45 languages. A 3 word address in one language can be switched instantly into any other supported language, and even looked up in one language and shared in another. what3words can be easily integrated by businesses, governments and NGOs into apps, platforms or websites, with just a few lines of code, and products are available for free or for a nominal fee for qualifying NGOs. Its partners include Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Domino’s Pizza, Lonely Planet, Airbnb and Cabify.
what3words has a team of over 120 people, across offices in London, UK, San Francisco, USA, Johannesburg, ZA and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The company has raised over £40 million in capital from investors such as Daimler, Intel, Aramex, Deutsche Bahn, SAIC, INGKA Group and the Sony Investment Fund. what3words is used in 193 countries in the world. Thousands of businesses are using millions of 3 word addresses to save money, be more efficient and provide a better customer experience.
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logistics.cloud is using what3words to improve static location data accuracy and increase logistics efficiencies. The partnership enables logistics.cloud customers to specify precise pick-up and drop-off locations quickly and easily, using just three words.
United in a mission to improve last-mile logistics efficiencies, the two companies, together with a cargo airline, will enable logistics carrier to define the exact drop-off point at airports, which can waste time and result in damages to goods (particularly perishable items). By embracing what3words’ innovation, logistics.cloud can optimise the delivery process and provide an even smoother service.
An increasingly on-demand economy means that consumer expectations are rising, and businesses are under pressure to meet these demands while still protecting their margins. A common barrier prohibiting fast, seamless deliveries at airports is the challenge of communicating the precise delivery location. Street addresses cannot guide drivers to the right entrance, and the sites cover extremely large areas posing a challenge to delivery drivers.
what3words solves this problem. It’s an easy way to identify precise locations. Every 3 metre square has been given a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. what3words addresses are available in over 45 languages and it is the first addressing system optimised for voice input, eliminating many of the frustrations of using voice to enter street addresses.
To adopt what3words, logistics.cloud incorporated what3words API into its internal systems.