Waiting for things seems to be so last decade. Tech start ups are catering to the consumer need for instant gratification and simplification; launching new services everyday. These are a few of the most useful and interesting players in the demand economy.
1. IN HOME VET SERVICE ON DEMAND
Instavet and pawsquad makes taking care of your furry friend effort free. Simply launch the app to book an onsite visit with their vets or launch a virtual consultation. Onsite vet services are great for pets that get nervous about going into the vet clinic, vets that are immobile and heavy, along with pets that need end of life care and services such as euthanasia.
2. WAG, THE UBER FOR DOG WALKING & SITTING
For pet owners that are having a busy day, or have a last minute business trip Wag comes to the rescue with their on demand app for dog boarding, sitting and walking.
3. SNOW PLOWING ON DEMAND
Anyone that has lived through a winter snow storm will appreciate not having to dig their car and driveway out from under a mass of snow. No more backaches or shoveling needed with Plowz And Mowz, an on demand service for snow plowing and lawn care.
4. WASHIO SIMPLIFIES DRY CLEANING
Forget lugging your dry cleaning to the cleaners. Washio picks up your dry cleaning and returns it to you within 24 hours.
5. MASSAGES TO YOUR DOOR
Soothe entered the market by creating the uber for massages. For $99 you can receive a one hour massage, right within the comfort of your home. Customers can book their appointment on their app for the same day and specify the style of massage they want, along with the gender of the therapist.
6. DOCTOR VISITS ON DEMAND FROM HEAL & PAGER
There are several players in the doctor visits on demand market that have made last minute trips to urgent care or just getting that physical easier than ever. Heal charges a $99 flat fee for an onsite visit. Doctors will write prescriptions and make house calls in 60 minutes or less.There are a plethora of other services that do video conference consultations such as Pager, funded by celebrity investor Ashton Kutcher.
7. MOVING ON DEMAND
Lugg, Dolly and Pikkup all provide on demand moving services. You can use the app to get a quote, request a provider and pay with a few button taps. Whether it’s a single item or a larger move, these companies take the stress out of moving.
8. STORAGE ON DEMAND
A natural extension of the on demand moving services is storage. Make Space comes to you, packs, moves and stores items with a few clicks of an app, making it easy to make room for that new piece of furniture or simply reduce the clutter in your life.
9. VALET PARKING ON DEMAND
Finding parking can be both difficult and expensive, especially in big cities. Luxe has transformed parking by allowing users to request a valet attendant, on their smartphone that will meet them at their desired location and park your car. When you’re ready for a pick up the Luxe valet will bring you your car.
10. BOOZE TO YOUR DOORSTEP
Beyond the plethora of grocery delivery services, Minibar and Drizly specialize in on demand alcohol delivery, making it hassle free to entertain company, or yourself.