Local On-Demand

  • Street Culture: Thirstie Holds Focus on Engagement and Slow Growth

    … in the wine, beer, and spirits industry, which is comprised mainly of independent local stores. Thirstie is disrupting it with a concept driven by a New York City-based staff of 14 full-time employees. Offering the corner liquor store an easy way to deliver locally was the initial disruption, but Thirstie saw an additional opportunity: engaging…

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  • 5 Staffing Marketplaces for On-Demand Vendors

    … companies like Zoomer and Magic. 5. Work Market: Find and manage independent contractors Work Market offers a way for companies to find, manage, and pay local independent contractors. Businesses of all sizes can search Work Market’s marketplace for freelance professionals who meet their requirements and then build custom, on-demand talent pools…

    Stephanie Miles/ Street Fightin Social- 8 readers -
  • Editor’s Take: The Perils of Uberization for the Local Economy

    … Seemingly not a day goes by that we don’t hear news about a company claiming to be the Uber of its particular niche. Two of the seven companies we highlighted in last week’s Raise Report (Urgent.ly and Thumbtack) fall into the burgeoning “on-demand” category. One (Thumbtack) now belongs to the increasingly less exclusive cadre of “unicorns…

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  • The Conscientious Consumer: A Disruption Opportunity in Local On-Demand

    …, and at minimal cost — even if they lose a few quality contractors in the process. Race-to-the-bottom pricing is just one trend in the local on-demand industry which disincentivizes contractors, Another equally insidious startup tendency is to ensure brand loyalty by prohibiting contractors from marketing their services to the platform users that hire…

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