創辦人之一Nonlany Ungwiwatkul本身從事業務發展工作，數年前她開始在泰國單車協會修理市民捐贈的單車，再送給貧童。不過，她發現需求遠遠大於捐贈量。怎辦呢？她看了一齣有關都市單車信差速遞員的日本電影The Messenger，於是就開始思考開展綠色可持續企業的可能性，既結合她對單車的熱情，又可為社會做好事。她與環保顧問Poom Siraprapasiri組成團隊，逐步構思詳盡的計劃。
BikeXenger就是這樣開始了。他們的團隊名字由三個部分組成：Bike（單車）與Messenger（信差），X 則代表Express（速遞），不論書籍、文件、單車配件或食物，只要是輕便的東西，他們都會速遞，顧客只要在Facebook專頁上下訂單，BikeXenger就會派出最就近的速遞員在繁忙的曼谷鬧市中穿梭送貨。 其實，電單車速遞便宜得多，也快捷得多。不過很多人都因為BikeXenger對減碳和窮苦階層的貢獻而樂於僱用BikeXenger。一些公司更以採用BikeXenger送貨建立品牌形象。
Begin with your passion, and you will realize that your seemingly ordinary hobby has this immense power to bring positive change.
A group of young bikers in Bangkok started a bike messenger business that allows them to do good through doing what they dearly love doing. Co-founder Nonlany Ungwiwatkul used to fix donated bikes at the Thai Cycling Association, but she soon found that the demand for bikes from disprivileged children was far greater than supply. So she started asking herself how she could help. Having watched the Messenger, a Japanese movie about an urban bike messenger, she started pondering on the idea of starting her own green business.
The concept is easy. Customers simply have to place orders on the company facebook page, and BikeXenger would send the nearest bike messenger to deliever the goods. Anything portable can go onto the bike. Surprisingly, even though the fee is not cheaper than conventional motorbike delievery, the public is generally quite receptive to BikeXenger. A lot of the firms identify with BikeXenger’s mission of lowering carbon emission, promoting a bike-friendly city and making the pleasure of biking possible to all children.
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延伸閱讀 Extended reading:
Bangkok Post: Cycling gang go green with new messenger service
Trailer of the Messenger