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Uber for Deliveries

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AstonDE
95 Rider Driver
 Posted 1 year ago

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If you were one of the 28 million Americans who moved their families between 2012 and 2013, you probably spent more on your move than you needed to. Additionally, getting the items you need delivered on time without negatively impacting your schedule is important. Recent studies have also revealed that the wealthier segments of the population are more likely to stay put, but their needs haven't changed when it comes to getting items delivered. Delivery on-demand, from food, to amazon orders, to groceries, and furniture, has become a normal part of our lives. "Uber for Deliveries" as some call it.

Using an on-demand moving & delivery app capitalizes on availability and flexibility. You can track your item in real time, chat with your driver in the app, and get your items where you want it, when you want it. Uber for Delivery has become a very real term the same way "Google it" became eponymous with search.

Technology has helped the on-demand marketplace grow. According to a survey conducted by Burson-Marsteller, 45 million Americans today are offering goods and services in the sharing economy used by 86.5 million Americans. This has been to the benefit of the direct consumer and the provider ecosystem.

Trust is a fundamental part of the on-demand model. “The marketplaces are generally peer-to-peer markets, where you can determine other people’s experiences with you,” says Benecke. “If you’re renting a particular service, a community can rate a particular service. Users rate providers, and users are rated by buyers.” This mutual feedback mechanism ensures quality, while the market stabilizes pricing and value.

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If you were one of the 28 million Americans who moved their families between 2012 and 2013, you probably spent more on your move than you needed to. Additionally, getting the items you need delivered on time without negatively impacting your schedule is important. Recent studies have also revealed that the wealthier segments of the population are more likely to stay put, but their needs haven't changed when it comes to getting items delivered. Delivery on-demand, from food, to amazon orders, to groceries, and furniture, has become a normal part of our lives. "Uber for Deliveries" as some call it.

Using an on-demand moving & delivery app capitalizes on availability and flexibility. You can track your item in real time, chat with your driver in the app, and get your items where you want it, when you want it. Uber for Delivery has become a very real term the same way "Google it" became eponymous with search.

Technology has helped the on-demand marketplace grow. According to a survey conducted by Burson-Marsteller, 45 million Americans today are offering goods and services in the sharing economy used by 86.5 million Americans. This has been to the benefit of the direct consumer and the provider ecosystem.

Trust is a fundamental part of the on-demand model. “The marketplaces are generally peer-to-peer markets, where you can determine other people’s experiences with you,” says Benecke. “If you’re renting a particular service, a community can rate a particular service. Users rate providers, and users are rated by buyers.” This mutual feedback mechanism ensures quality, while the market stabilizes pricing and value.

People are more inclined to trust someone with an established service and good reviews. This feedback mechanism is the currency within these ecosystems….good data!

Players in the field include Phlatbed, Dolly, Buddytruk, and Moved.

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    ChazKillington
    39
     12 months ago

    Great info. thanks for this. funny because I just rented a $19 an hour. not sure how that compares to these services.

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      CurbDigger
      159
       12 months ago

      HD comes with no service.  absolute self-service.

      I've rented it too when picking up a refrigerator from a neighbor's. the HD guy never saw the truck. just gave me the keys, did my thing and left it back in the lot. Didn't check then either.

      self-service, baby.

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      Ghollingsworth
      52 Rider
       12 months ago  (edited 12 months ago)

      These services are more or less like Lyft...especially for quick items. I can't speak for whole house type of moves (large ones), but from experience they are fast, cheap and easy.

      From a driver perspective, my BF drives for Phlatbed and he pretty much dictates the price he'll charge for moving anything. He also factors in his cost....I think phlatbed takes 24% or something like that, so he just tags that on and he know exactly how much he'll make per run. His jobs usually go for 1 - 2 hours max, and he's got access to a  van, and charges between $120 and $300 per job. Especially living in the NYC area, a couple of hours 3 - 4 times per week, mostly on the weekends. It's been good so far.