During heavy traffic timings, waiting for cab to be on your doors on time is like waiting for Robert Pattinson to arrive on your doorstep. But though the latter wish might not be fulfilled for many, the initial one can still be with Uber for X startups, which is a mobile based on demand industry.
Several start ups in India are working on this type of model. One can now get a range of products/ services with some taps on mobile. Be it taxis, autos, plumbers, stylists, beauticians. The request is received through Smartphone and delivered in an offline environment. Nowadays, time is luxury and waiting is a waste. Hitting on this concept, the Uber for X application is making its place among the Indian market.
The concept started from United States when the online cab booking company, Uber addressed the problem taxi booking and changed the situation in its favor. Today, it is worth $18.4 billion and is fastly spreading across the world. And India isn’t behind in this race for serving consumers with on-demand services.
There are many Uber for X Indian startups like:
Uber for Laundry:
Indians have been used to sending the clothes for washing and ironing. But as the more and more families are getting nuclear and busy 9-5 schedule is occupying time, it is hard to find people or maid for this service. Maids are no longer trustworthy to leave the house on them and till people return from work, they are exhausted enough to find the laundry service provider. Keeping in mind this busy lifestyle of urban middle class, a startup called MyWash.in is running its pilot in Bangalore with having served about 150 customers in a week’s time.
Similarly, another startup segment called Wassup is running in Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi. It is soon going to launch its stores in Gurgaon, Pune and Cochin.
Uber for Logistics:
Finding trucks for shifting houses can be exhausting and one can never be sure if they will find the truck on right time. Moreover, when out for shopping, there is a huge luggage to transfer it to home, one can always rely on startups like Grofers in Delhi, The Porter in Mumbai and Delhi and Blowhorn in Bangalore.
Uber for Food:
No matter how busy the schedule is or how happy or sad a person is, hunger is something which grows a person mad. In the busy office schedule when people do not have time to go out and eat, they always relied on services like domino’s 30 minute delivery. But eating a pizza everyday is neither healthy nor interesting enough. Occasionally munching out with such stuffs is okay but at last what an average Indian needs is a proper staple diet. Focusing on this issue, startups like Yumist in Gurgaon and Tapcibo in Bangalore have started their business towards a homely food which is healthy and probably delicious enough. Yumist is launched by ex Zomato CMO, Alok Jain.
Employees working on a night shift or students making a night study plan often suffer from hunger pangs. To satisfy their crave, nitefoodie.com launched in pune assures of a guarantee 45 minute delivery.
The crave for tea among Indians has led to another start up in Bangalore named ‘Chai Point’ which offers a variety of tea options from masala chai to lemon tea along with snacks.
Similarly, a surprise birthday party can be fulfilled by ordering a fresh cake from warmoven in Bangalore.
Though the list can go on for Uber services, it should be noted that these startups are still limited to metros majorly, probably because they are in their building phase. It will be interesting to see how Uber for X services take on to Tier II and Tier III cities in future.
As the technology is advancing every day, its negative impact is affecting the life of people. More and more people are becoming lazy and impatient towards services which is in turn affecting their health.
Our generation needs everything now or never. The urgency towards services is the reason for so many on demand services popping up and faring well. Indian Entrepreneurial market is growing at a fast pace and some of the good on- demand companies are disarrying the traditional market. Soon our smartphones will become the remote of our life.