Jack Bonneau, Founder and Chief Evangelist
Back in the 80s, millions of teens had their own paper routes delivering billions of newspapers annually. However, the advent of the internet eliminated these opportunities for today’s teenagers. At the age of 14, teenage entrepreneur Jack Bonneau, started his second business, Teen Hustl, to change the status quo by providing teenagers new opportunities to make money in the Gig Economy. The result was a last-mile delivery application, that worked with teenagers astheir primary operatives. Teen Hustl is a hyper-local service that delivers packages from Amazon Lockers, UPS and FedEx Access Points to homes and businesses within an approximate two-mile radius around online package access points and neighborhood clusters. “I launched Teen Hustl to bring back the same opportunities that millions of teens had decades ago when they delivered billions of newspapers annually, solving the challenges of last-mile delivery for the newspaper industry,” mentions Bonneau.
Teen Hustl provides greater convenience to its customers as they do not have to leave their homes to pick up packages. The company’s team, also known as Teen Hustlrs, travels a small perimeter from their homes, keeping all rides local and delivers the packages after school or on weekends. Teens deliver the packages only when the customer is at home to eliminate the chances for porch pirates stealing the packages and prevent weather damage. Teen Hustlrs can also pick up Amazon returns from customers’ homes and make returns as conveniently as online purchases.
We are the only last mile delivery service that strives to reduce the carbon emissions while also focusing on societal and social benefits
The company offers a last-mile delivery service by utilizing e-scooters and bicycles only. Consequently, Teen Hustl aims to significantlyreduce the carbon footprint involved in package delivery, an actionable step to fight climate change. Compared to the carbon emissions produced by door-to-door delivery services, such as Amazon, FedEx, and UPS, Teen Hustl’s contribution is ten times lesser. “We are the only last mile delivery service that strives to reduce the carbon emissions while also focusing on societal and social benefits,” mentions Bonneau. The cost associated with Teen Hustl’s service is lower than that of mainstream package delivery companies operating in the countryCustomers can avail Teen Hustl’s delivery service by creating an online account. Upon signing up, the application notifies the available Amazon lockers and Teen Hustl garage lockers near the customer. The company provides a secure location to send the package, and a local Teen Hustlr picks up and delivers it to the customer. Teenagers who want to associate with Teen Hustl can sign up on the company’s website. At present, they operate in three locations around the Denver Metro area. In locations where package lockers are not conveniently nearby, Teen Hustl establishes TeenHustl Hubs through leasing local home garage space for packages to be received and delivered from.
Bonneau recalls the story of a customer living in his neighborhood who availed Team Hustl’s service to deliver a package. The customer went out of town for an extended period and came to know that some packages were sent to him. He contacted Team Hustl and gave them the package details. Over two weeks, Team Hustlrs picked up the packages and delivered them to the customer when he reached home.
I launched Teen Hustl to bring back the same opportunities that millions of teens had decades ago when they delivered billions of newspapers annually, solving the challenges of last-mile delivery for the newspaper industry
With such success stories, Teen Hustl aims to disrupt the entire package delivery system operating in the country. The company is working on a personal package delivery app to offer a more streamlined delivery service. Moving ahead, the company plans to utilize 10,000 Amazon Lockers and 5,000 UPS stores operating in the country and expand their service to new regions. In addition, they also plan to lease excess garage space in neighborhoods to serve as Teen Hustl Hub package receiving points.