The telegraph industry has struggled to connect with millennials, and telegraph use among young people has been in decline for decades. And no wonder! Who wants to make a trip to the local telegraph office and pay 60¢ just to send a simple message like “U UP?”
So our startup rethought the process of sending and receiving telegrams from the ground up. Does a twenty-first century telegraph company really need thousands of local offices and millions of miles of telegraph wires? Are bicycle-riding delivery boys really the most efficient way to deliver telegrams to their final destination? Isn’t the term “delivery boy” a little sexist?