Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!
Original Air Date: Jun 30, 2016
Roadie's Special Delivery
Popular startups like Uber and AirBnB have led to what is being called the sharing economy that leverage the power of the smartphone in your pocket or purse.
Well, now a startup called Roadie is attempting to compete with UPS and Fedex with a concept they call a neighbor-to-neighbor shipping network.
The service is designed to match people that have something they want delivered with people that are already going between those same two points.
These ‘Gigs’s as they’re called are insured up to $500 for your protection, so you can think of it as carpooling for packages.
You can post a Gig on the app simply by describing what you want delivered and the route which allows potential ‘roadies’ which are the drivers to complete the task.
The app allows you to track the progress of your delivery or even connect with your driver along the way.
Waffle House locations were one of the first official Roadie Roadhouses where you can meet to exchange packages with special treats for the drivers.
If you love the sharing economy and have something unusual to get sent somewhere, checkout http:\\Roadie.com as an option.