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Grocery delivery for those shielding & vulnerable during COVID-19

Pinga is here to help people & their local communities Pinga’s mission is simple: to deliver anything anyone needs from within 2km of where they live. Why? Because we want to help support local businesses, and protect the environment by reducing the number of delivery vans needed on the road.   One of the nice […]

This is how delivery service Pinga is helping the High Street flourish

The demand for instant easy delivery service is now more relevant than ever. As half the UK population goes into lock-down many consumers expect their local shops to ‘digitise’ and offer a local delivery solution.  Pinga is on a mission to ensure that consumers can continue to get the items they need from local high […]

Pinga launches delivery partnership with The Co-operative Food

Pinga & The Co-op We’re thrilled to announce our online delivery partnership with The Co-operative Food Group in East London. What a last few weeks for Pinga! Over 500 Co-op products are now available through Pinga’s App. So, if you’re based in Hackney, Stepney and Stoke Newington – you’re in luck. Our valued Pinga Partners […]

Our brand new apps are live

It was quite a lot of work…but our new apps are live! After lots of great feedback and focus groups with our customers, we’ve completely redesigned to make easier to get the everything you need from the shops close to you. Here’s what to expect on the new app..  1. A bigger focus on great […]

The London peer-to-peer start-up that will deliver anything to your door

We’ve been featured by the Evening Standard speaking our mission to digitise the high-street, taking on online retail giants by delivering everything you need locally and sustainably. “We estimate at least 60 per cent of what you order from Amazon is available in a shop 2km from where you live through an independent store or […]

Pinga wins East London Innovators Award

Good news, we won another award! The East London Innovators competition identifies individuals and organisations who are working to make a tangible, positive difference within the East London community. The initiative showcases the innovative work being done throughout the East London boroughs. The innovators include founders of cutting-edge tech and science applications which are disrupting industries, […]

Pinga press coverage during COVID-19

The press has picked up on the part we’re playing to help get essentials delivered during the Coronavirus. First up a lovely article from the Hackney Gazette, really sums up what we’re trying to do right now across London and Nottingham, read the full story here: https://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/hackney-app-allowing-neighbours-to-pick-up-shopping-proves-popular-during-coronavirus-lockdown-1-6595429 Then a mention on the front page of […]

Pinga during COVID-19

We’re seeing some wonderful examples of human kindness on Pinga. Yesterday a self isolating Hackney resident called Delilah asked for apples and pears, hand soap and tinned kippers amongst other things. This task was picked up by Danny, a nearby resident, who went to no less than four shops to help her out. Really lovely […]

Should Pinga build an Alexa App?

20% of all UK households have a smart speaker, but beyond adjusting the volume slightly or maybe turning off a light bulb is anyone using them for anything, well, useful? How about asking Alexa to sort you out with a nice bottle of red? Just simply: “Alexa, I really need a bottle of Oyster Bay […]

This is the fanciest bottle of rum we’ve seen on Pinga..

OK so we don’t know that much about rum, but it’s become clear our customers do! Last week a discerning user placed an order for the ‘Ron Zacapa XO’, and was clear that any other rum simply would not do. Who were we to argue? Its full name is of course ‘Ron Zacapa XO Centenario […]

Pinga is hiring!

We’re hiring a new Head of Growth We’re recruiting a new Head of Growth to lead our marketing team and play an instrumental role in growing our brand and user base. Reporting directly to the CEO, you’ll have full autonomy to orchestrate our marketing campaigns, identify and engage key audience segments critical for growth, create […]

Pinga wins Founders Live event at Google for Startups

We came, we pitched, we won! Pinga Co-Founder Michael pitched against five other high growth startup to win the Founders Live competition at Google for Startups. We win £25k Google credits; perfect timing for our imminent scaling across London 🚀🚀 There was a tantalising live vote from 100 members in the room and we came […]

Pinga Founders live on the Pynk Tank

Listen to Michael and Jack interviewed on the famous Pynk Tank, the home for frontier tech and thought leaders, talking about Lawsuits, party helpers, good samaritans and a train stop!     

Pinga Founders Live on Stage at Level 39

Are you interested in the power of the crowd? We’re collaborating with the awesome Pynk to host a pitch night on Monday 30 Sept in Level 39, Canary Wharf. We’ll be setting out our visions for a brighter future, empowered by the crowd. If you’re interested in Angel investing, come along for an informal evening to […]

Delivering Starbucks to your door within minutes

There are a million and one reasons why we love Starbucks. Whether you are a coffee connoisseur, a tea fiend or just love to snuggle down with a comforting hot chocolate, there’s something for everyone – even iced coffees for people who don’t like hot drinks! Whether you’re after a caffeine pick me up or […]

First time Mum saved by Pinga delivery and surprise bouquet

Yet again a Pinga Partner comes to the rescue! Last week a request came through from Tatiana who was bedbound in a London hospital and in desperate need of a breast pump. She had left her home in Suffolk for her surgery so was unable to call upon her friends or family who were now […]

Recipe of the Week – Homemade burgers with smoky sweet potato wedges

If you’re after a midweek pick-me-up, try these easy American-style beef burgers with smoked paprika wedges. You can cook them in the oven or in a frying pan. You can now order all the ingredients for delicious new recipes in just a few simple taps on the Pinga App. All you have to do is: […]

Recipe of the Week – Tuna and Pasta Bake!

You can now order all the ingredients for delicious new recipes in just a few simple taps on the Pinga App. All you have to do is: 1. Open the app >HERE

Pinga holds ‘how to build an app’ day with Hackney Youth

How do you create a brand new business idea, design the app and logo and marketing all in one day? Come along to a Pinga Accelerator day that’s how! During half term week we hosted 10 young people from Hackney, along with Rising Tide (our charity partner) and the Hackney Council Early Help & Prevention […]

Delivery with Style

With the Pinga app it’s easy to get just what you want, delivered in style 📲 We’ve recently launched a new marketing campaign on the premise of Delivery with Style.  Our campaign captures a coffee delivery, with a small twist. The marketing team had a creative idea and looked at influencers in the Parkour community. […]

Record week for deliveries to London customers

More orders, more deliveries… Things are getting a little bit busy at Pinga HQ lately. After our London expansion, we’ve been getting record numbers of requests and transactions. Obviously we’re pumped about this! Last week was our biggest week ever (YEAH), so thank you to all our new and repeat customers, plus most of all […]

Latest Pinga UK coverage explained

Pinga Partners now cover Nottingham, and Islington, Hackney and Central London. Check out our interactive map here: Not in your area yet but would like to use Pinga? No problem! Just tap in your postcode below and we’ll prioritise your area for expansion – we’ll get in touch when we’re expanding. Your Name Your Email […]

Pinga expands into Islington

We’re pleased to say we’ve expanded out of our Hackney launch site and you can now get anything you need as far west as Barnsbury and into Clerkenwell. Islington residents have been quick to take advantage of the Pinga app! We’ve added around 1,000 supermarket items that you can get to your door in less […]

Delivery from Poundland and B&M

With Pinga, we delivery anything, from anywhere. That is what the app is for, you ask for things you need and people in your neighbourhood help you for a small charge.  This week we have had a couple of requests for tools from discount retailers Poundland and B&M.  Abdul needed a Phillips flathead screwdriver for […]

2am Delivery on a Night Shift

What a week is has been a Pinga Towers! We’ve had a huge spike in demand this week thanks to some pretty shoddy weather in London. This week we had a request in the middle of the night, just past 2pm. Emma was on a night shift and wanted some cigarettes plus a can of […]

Pinga partners with legendary E5 Bakehouse

If you live in East London you probably know the E5 Bakehouse. Simply speaking they’ve worked out how to create the best tasting bread you can get your hands on, and believe me I’ve eaten a lot of bread. It’s a classic slow build organic business, many years ago the founder Ben started knocking on […]

Food delivery to the pub

Another Pinga success story Most of the time, food deliveries go from a kitchen to a home, but what if you’re not at home and a little bit hungry? Over Christmas we received a fantastic call for help from a customer who was in a Pub, but unfortunately the kitchen was closed.  Like most people […]

Pinga rolls out same day payment

Our Pinga Partners will soon be paid the same day, you can’t get much quicker than that! We’re about to release a new version of the App that will use ‘Faster Payments’ technology, to speed up payment from days to hours. With the new arrangement the funds will be in our Pinga Partner’s bank account, […]

2018 – Quite a Year for Pinga

2018 was quite a year for Pinga. From raising our Seed Round from some of the most experienced Angel Investors in the country to launching our product into East London with a bang, to being featured in the Evening Standard, it was hard to choose our favourite moments of the year. Here are our top […]

Pinga App Launches in East London

London based Pinga, earmarked the ‘Uber for everyday tasks’ expanded to East London earlier this month. Pinga is an app allowing Londoners to get anything delivered from nearby shops, cafes and retail outlets in under 30 minutes.    Unlike other new app delivery options, Pinga has no couriers. Instead, ‘regular’ people pick up tasks when […]

What happens when you press ‘Send request’

Tap ‘Send request’ and your request goes out to all active Pinga partners close by, currently that’s 2,000 metres.  They’ll think about how long the task might take and if it’s looking good, get chatting with you to find out what you need! Once your request is understood, your friendly Pinga Partner sends through a […]

Ripped Jeans Meeting Issue

Another week and another small emergency Pinga needed to solve. It was a lovely winters day in London when just after lunch there was a request from Mayfair.  Lisa was in the area for an important meeting, but, she had SPLIT her jeans. Oooooooops. As you might tell, this was not ideal for her and […]

Pinga expands across East London

Pinga is branching out of it’s Hackney home! Our Pinga Partners are now picking up tasks in neighbouring Waltham Forest E17, and into the city as far as Liverpool Street. In Walthamstow we’ve partnered with the gorgeous Wynwood Art District cafe to get their famous toasted sandwiches to hungry neighbour’s doors in minutes. By popular demand we’ve […]

Don’t cross the streams. What happens when Facebook, AirBnB and Uber collide?

In the 1980s classic Ghostbusters, our four heroes are preparing for the final showdown with a skyscraper sized man made entirely of marshmallows, Mr. Puft. The brains of the operation, Egon Spengler, gives his colleagues some important safety advice about their experimental proton guns. “Don’t cross the streams”; Spengler explains: “Try to imagine all life as […]

The True Gig Economy Is Here

Recent enquiries have illustrated that there is an ongoing issue with a number of companies that engage with the gig economy. Many of these companies exert too high a level of control over their workforce, often restricting the ability to access the freedom and enjoyment of true participation in the gig economy. These companies often […]

Pinga — Reviving the lost sense of community we left in the Stone Age

I stumbled across an article in The Guardian recently which got me thinking about the importance of community and the power of human connection. The article was entitled ‘Were we happier in the Stone Age?’. It discussed how the rise of capitalism, consumerism, and advances in science and technology have inevitably led to the breakdown of communities. […]

Fast growing, London based tech startup seeks modern day iOS wizard!

Hi Wizard. First off, let us introduce ourselves. We are Pinga (www.pinga.co.uk) and we let people tap a button and get anything delivered to their door in 15 minutes. We also help people earn money doing small tasks for people in their community, when and where they want. By connecting these two groups, we want to change society […]