Carriage has always been about trying new things and breaking boundaries, making this process such a part of their DNA, that they have chosen to have it in their name trycarriage.com. So when they recently announced a new category in their platform, we were pleased but not exactly surprised. Electronics and gaming are now just a couple of taps away.
At the time of writing this there are already a dozen stores that sell gadgets, knickknacks, video games and more. And almost all of the stores have a delivery time of just under an hour. Imagine yourself at the office and you’re charging cable dies on you. You no longer need to resort to “borrowing” your coworkers’ cable or scramble to find a cheap knockoff at the corner store either. Just get on the Carriage app and get a genuine replacement from E-Market.
You get all of the benefits of using Carriage. Quick, trackable deliveries with no guesswork involved. If you think you might as well just order from a regular electronic store website, most of them offer next day delivery as their standard option or at the very best deliver in four hours. The most competitive one can deliver in two hours and will charge you extra KDs for that service. With Carriage, though, it’s just business as usual. And since you have your address and location on file already, you don’t have to deal with the driver calling you every 5 minutes to get your address or complain that he is lost.
Your other alternative is to go to the stores yourself. But let’s be honest, we all want to avoid traffic, looking for a parking space and wasting a couple of hours of our life that you could spend doing things you actually enjoyed.
The new category isn’t just for phone accessories or little electronics, it is full of fun things. One of our new favorite stores on the app is Funko. Our inner geeks squealed when we realized we could easily order our favorite licensed character collectibles with the giant heads and small bodies. Funko stocks Marvel, Disney, DC and more original Funko Pop vinyl figurines that would make fantastic gifts for your pop-culture obsessed friends (or yourself).
And if said geeky friends suddenly show up at your door for an evening in, just use the app to order a meal from your favorite restaurant and couple of new games so that you can all enjoy competing against each other. Al-Fuhood carries a number of great Playstation titles and even controllers if you need some extras. You can even order a wireless high definition Nebula Capsule Smart projector to cast your epic battles on the figurative big screen. For people who prefer to go old-school, Real Games Arabia stock physical table-top games. We especially love Balo3a and Suicidal Cat. It is all fun and games until the going gets tough and you discover that not all of your friends are graceful losers. Nevertheless, you are all set for the night with food and entertainment.
And while it might seem that all of these things are for homebodies who don’t want to leave the house, the DJI store is a godsend for outdoorsy drone videographers who might need a battery or propeller while they are at a location on a shoot. Just enter your location in the app and your missing piece will reach you faster than it would take you to go get it yourself.
We have already found so many useful things that we knew we needed but just haven’t had the time to go buy like high-quality reliable power banks and genuine Bluetooth speakers that won’t make our ears bleed from terrible acoustics. And then there are the things that we didn’t even know we needed that could make our lives easier like the Philips Hue lamps at E-Market and the Robo-Vaccum that we found on A-Store.
Carriage are giving our readers a 1KD discount code, but you have to guess the code, hint: try using the italicized words in the article. You can download Carriage on your iOS or Android device or visit www.trycarriage.com. For more information, follow Carriage on Facebook: trycarriage, Instagram @try.carriage and Twitter @trycarriage.