There are many applications and services we use every day that we don’t even think of as being startups anymore, such as Uber, Dropbox, and even Tinder. These innovative companies changed the way we live and how we do things. In other words, they made our lives so much easier. Here are five startups you might not have heard of yet that are about to solve problems we didn’t even know we had.
You know what’s really annoying? Going to the post office. The only thing worse is the DMV. When you have to ship a package, you should probably avoid leaving your house altogether and use the Shyp app instead. For only $5, they will come to your location in 20 minutes, carefully pack up whatever you need to send, let you know which courier you should use to save the most money, and then have it shipped for you. Plus, Shyp automatically comes with $100 worth of insurance with an option to purchase more. Could it be any easier? Shyp is currently available in Chicago, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco with more locations coming soon.
2. Doctor on Demand
Going to the doctor’s office when you are sick almost always makes you feel worse. Don’t you wish the doctor would come to you? Now, with Doctor on Demand, that’s not a problem. For just $40 (which could be less than your co-pay), you get a virtual visit with a board-certified physician (so you know they’re legit) through DOD’s website or app. While they can’t treat every condition, such as cancer or chronic illnesses, there is a lot they can treat, like all the stuff you really don’t want to leave your house for including colds, the flu, a sore throat, UTIs, rashes, and eye issues. If necessary, your doctor will even call in prescriptions to the pharmacy of your choice. Doctor on Demand also offers lactation consultants, pediatricians, and even psychologists.
The importance of tailoring cannot be emphasized enough. It’s the easiest way to look as good as possible in your clothes. But what if you don’t have a tailor you trust? Or what if you don’t have time to go? Then zTailors will change your life. This company was started by George Zimmer of Generation Tux and Men’s Warehouse fame, so you know it’s a brand you can trust. The company also only hires tailors who have at least five years of experience. All you have to do is schedule an appointment, and the tailor comes to your location. Within a week, you get your clothing back. You can even try it on again to make sure there aren’t any additional alterations that need to be completed. It couldn’t be easier.
Do you hate shopping? Do you love the concept of Tinder? Then the Dapper app is for you. Dapper aggregates all of your favorite brands and presents a variety of options depending on what you are looking for. You swipe right to like, left to reject, and down to purchase. This also helps the app learn more about your style, so suggestions actually improve over time. Although you receive your purchases from the individual retailers, you only need to check out once. Another cool feature of the app is “Ask A Stylist,” so if you need professional wardrobe help, Dapper’s got you covered.
Customer service isn’t what it used to be. Between long hold times, bad hold music, and ineffective communication, it’s easy to either give up or go crazy when you have a problem. With Service, the dirty work is done for you. You just let these professionals know what your issue is, and if your request is reasonable, they agree to take it on. It’s as easy and simple as it sounds. Currently, Service is free. So, why wouldn’t you use it?