When someone talks about “On Demand,” most people think about the way they watch their favorite TV programs. On-demand television services allow users to select their choice of television shows or movies, binge, or watch them at their own chosen time, rather than when a network airs them.
It turns out that’s not all we’ve been demanding these days. Most people are in such a hurry that they demand their services yesterday. Leave it to technology to try to provide what we need. Here are 6 examples of on-demand app services:
Luxe is actually an on-demand valet parking application. The service offers vetted and trained valets who park your car in a secure location wherever you’re headed and return it to you wherever you want it when you need it back. The trained valets are even willing to wash your car and refuel your gas tank for an additional charge.
For those worried about the safety of their cars, Luxe carries a $5 million insurance policy. Enter your destination on the app and request Luxe. A valet will meet you there and park your car for you. Luxe delivers your car anywhere in their service zone if you give them 15 minutes notice. Luxe provides service in Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Seattle.
Soothe is an on-demand mobile massage service on an app. The company can deliver certified, insured, and background checked massage therapists to your location in an hour. Soothe claims to personally interview their massage therapists and accepts only those with a strong record of excellence in customer satisfaction.
Prices are $99 for 60 minutes, $139 for 90 minutes and $169 for two hours. Tips are not necessary. Massages available include Swedish, sports, couples, pre-natal, deep tissue, and even a massage at your office to increase productivity.
If you find yourself backed up with work most of the time, perhaps you can use a little help with the housework around your place. Or how about a handyman? Then Handy is the app for you. Handy lets you book an appointment online in about 60 seconds, for as early as the next day. And if you don’t like their work, Handy agrees to return 100% of your money.
Handy’s workers are experienced, background checked and insured. You just select the date and time, and secure payments are made electronically. Handy can give you help with plumbing, interior painting, air conditioners, furniture assembly, TV mounting, electrical work, light fixtures, moving, home and office cleaning, and more.
Our next on-demand service is for those of you who are not fond of grocery shopping. Shipt uses a mobile app and a team of experienced shoppers to make your grocery details much easier. Shipt can provide same-day delivery, as quickly as one hour after you place your order. Delivery is free for orders over $35.
Glamsquad is an on-demand beauty service that sends highly qualified professional stylists to your home. Glamsquad professionals are deeply background checked and receive a rigorous character assessment. They are all required to have years of professional experience.
Your desired services are done in tandem and may take up to one hour. A 20% gratuity and tax will be charged to your card on every appointment. Credit card information is entered the first time you use the app, then remains securely stored.
Handstand allows you to choose your own fitness regimen on your own schedule. Handstand training sessions come with their own equipment, or you can use your own. Trainers are screened and background checked, and Handstand offers a 100% money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Handstand uses the top fitness professionals in the business, and always looks to add new innovations.
On demand is a major part of many lifestyles today. Their continued proliferation along with the time they save will leave consumers demanding more.