“I want my cinnamon gummy bears and I WANT IT NOW!!!” - Matthew Yazzie at ~8PM
That was my Veruca Salt moment on Saturday night right before heading out for a weekend trip. I wanted two Coke Zeros and three bags of cinnamon gummy bears. Nearest store that carries these is a 25 minute one-way walk and I still had to shower and pack.
Option 1 - Taskrabbit
Sorry buds. My past experience had indicated that you’re a little too slow for quick jobs like these, but you’re awesome at random larger items and tasks. Also, I have had several “rabbits” not stick to the exact instructions when I’ve been super explicit. I usually end up with something in the ballpark of original order, but not exact.
Option 2 - TCB Courier
Cool bike dudes. I’m just outside the delivery zone, so my delivery fee alone is $13.
Price of bears, $0.85 x 3 = $2.55
Price of sodas, $1.75 x 2 = $3.50
Total for snacks = $6.05 < Half of delivery fee = ($13/2)
My items are less than half the delivery fee. Nope.
Option 3 - Postmates
Beta testing a “Get it now” feature this past weekend, PLUS they have March Madness promotion of $4.99 per delivery. Score!
I submitted my order along with a photo I took of the Amazon screen where they had the exact gummy bears I wanted.
The first time around, I got this message.
‘Doh! Almost. Tried a couple more times, but no dice.
So, I Tweeted this:
Then, I immediately got a response back from Postmates CEO with this:
Wow! You go Postmates. You go Bastian! So great!
At this point, it was too late and I had to go, but I thanked him.
The next night, I thought I would try again.
I was enjoying my candy one hour later. Bastian the CEO also generously sent me a code to use for a future delivery. Way cool guy.
I used Postmates once before when I needed a table delivered from Stuff on Valencia. $15 for a two-hour delivery. I had a discount for being a new user, so it was only $10 to have a table picked up, brought to my building, up the stairs, and right into my living room.
1. Unlike Uber, it’s not clear if we should tip or if the drivers/couriers are paid high enough to cover tips. Clarify this?
2. Currently, there’s no website to do the service. As far as I know, you have to download the app.
3. The Postmates app is far better than the Taskrabbit one. Way less involved.
Love them. Try them out if you have a chance.