Never leave your home or office again with these seven innovative on-demand services
ENTREPRENURS and innovators are making it easier for people to navigate the complexities of life, developing new services and technology delivering everything Australians need to their doorstep.
This means more and more people are vying to stay put instead of venturing half way across town to busy shopping malls to physically run errands or pick up items.
While it might seem lazy to some, others would argue the influx of convenient at-home services is good time management and frees up time for individuals and businesses to focus on what really matters.
One such business that is leading the way in at-home services is Sydney headquartered startup fix2U – Australia’s only nation-wide phone repair callout service.
fix2U, founded in 2016, aims to remove the stress of mobile phone repairs, recovering and restoring cherished gadgets in less than half an hour and in the comfort of the home of the client.
Cofounder Rex Scrivener says thanks to fix2U, Australians don’t need to splash out on a phone replacement, they don’t need to wait in long lines to talk to a technician, and they don’t need to wait weeks before getting that ‘new phone feeling’.
“Come to you services are the way of the future as mothers, fathers and businesspeople become more time poor. The idea is to give people back valuable hours in the day so they can focus on what is truly important to them, whether that be family, building a business or just enjoying the simple things in life,” said Scrivener.
Here are 7 at-home services revolutionising the way Australians manage their time:
In the past three months, close to 2,000 iPhone users have shied away from taking their damaged devices to the Apple Store and opted for fix2U’s in-home service. The only nation-wide phone repair callout service, fix2U provides a professional, fast and easy solution for gadget woes with Repair Heroes fixing a broken iPhone or tablet at the convenience of the customer at any location.
For more information, visit www.fix2U.com.
Don’t leave the house to see a doctor! Docto, founded by intensive care specialist and emergency physician Jon Field, is staffed by fully trained Australian emergency physicians enabling doctors to consult from their desks straight to a smartphone 24 hours a day. The service has the capability to provide diagnostic and treatment advice, medical reports, and certificates. Doctors can also electronically send prescriptions, request investigations, and provide referrals to the nearest appropriate medical facilities.
For more information, visit www.docto.com.
Youfoodz has worked out how to make mealtime easy and delicious. Whether you just don’t enjoy cooking, or you can’t find the time to whip up a tasty and nutritious meal, Youfoodz has you covered. Customers are able to select from a range of chef prepared meals, snacks and drinks that are then delivered straight from the Youfoodz kitchen to your door in just 48 hours.
For more information, visit www.youfoodz.com.
Airtasker is a community marketplace for people and businesses to outsource tasks, find local services or hire flexible staff in minutes, online or on your mobile. Whether you are seeking handyman services, need help with furniture assembly, need a tidy-up in the garden or have a pick-up and delivery request, Airtasker has more than 1.6 million trusted people who are ready to help.
For more information, visit www.airtasker.com.
Time-poor Aussies are increasingly turning to online grocers for their shopping needs and Grocery Run has been a favourite, boasting 8,000 orders each day. The online store is making is simpler for people to conveniently browse supermarket shelves without having to leave the comfort of their home.
For more information, visit www.groceryrun.com.au.
Avoid the gym and get a personal trainer in the palm of your hands! There has been a rise of in-home gym apps with fitness fanatics choosing to workout in the comfort of their own homes. While there are a bunch of fitness apps, a favourite is Kayla Itsines’ SWEAT app, which boasts workouts that can be done at anytime, and any place, and all in less than 30 minutes.
For more information, visit www.sweat.com.
James Home Services
James Home Services says households can reclaim busy households time with a range of its at-home services. For a reasonable sum, a James Home Service franchisee can clean your home, wash your car and mow your lawns.
For more information, visit www.jameshomeservices.com.au.