If you travel frequently, you’ll probably understand the hassle that can come from needing a suitcase. Packing can take time, lugging your suitcase around can be unwieldy, and checking bags on most airlines results in extra charges on top of your airfare. DUFL is a company that wants to take some of the pain out of your baggage experiences. They are a new company built on the premise that many frequent travellers will wear some of the same clothes while they’re travelling. DUFL will pack, ship, clean, and store your clothes for you.
After you download the DUFL app (currently iOS only) and create an account, you’ll soon receive a delivery of a DUFL branded suitcase. You’ll pack whatever you may want to have for a standard trip and then send the suitcase back. Once received, DUFL will unpack, photograph and take inventory of the items sent. All of your stored items will be available to view via your account, and you can add or remove clothing items at any time.
When you’re ready to travel simply choose what clothing items you’ll need, add your hotel information, and arrival date. DUFL will make sure that your suitcase will be there waiting for you. When you’re ready to leave just schedule a pickup through the app, leave your suitcase with the front desk, and be on your way. DUFL has partnered with FedEx to provide their shipping, so you should be able to have your luggage sent nearly anywhere.
For providing this service, DUFL will charge you a flat rate of $9.95 per month to store your clothes and $99 for round trip shipping whenever you travel. That will cover 3-day shipping both ways, with guaranteed overnight delivery available for an extra $49 each way.
If you don’t travel very often, or don’t travel for business this might not make a lot of sense, but if you’re a frequent business traveller this might be the exact service you’ve been looking for. I think the viability of the service will probably come down to how easy it is to add or remove clothing from your DUFL storage locker. Their FAQ suggests scheduling a trip to your house if you want to add/remove a significant amount of clothing, though depending on whether or not that would trigger the standard $99 round trip charge that might not be the best option to take.
What do you think? Do you yearn for someone to pack, ship, and clean your frequently used business travel attire? Let us know in the comments, or on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter.Source: DUFL
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