On-demand television? You got it! On-demand radio? Sure! How about news on-demand? Or books? It’s all at your fingertips, dear readers. But what if I told you that you could have literally anything that you want on-demand through a few taps of an app?
Let me know when you’ve picked up the pieces to your blown mind, and I’ll introduce you to WunWun, a new app that lets you order anything on-demand and have it brought to you at the time and place of your choosing. The service is currently only available in Manhattan, with plans to expand to Brooklyn very soon.
Here’s how it works:
Once you sign up for the app, you simply enter in a credit card and a phone number. From there, you can type in anything that you want to have delivered from Degree men’s deodorant to a new TV from Best Buy. You can order food from a particular restaurant, maybe one that doesn’t deliver to you, or you can order a courier to drop off your keys with your Airbnb guest.
Anything you want… On demand.
Simply type in your request, enter in the date and time you want this task completed, and then choose the store you want to use. If you don’t care where your deodorant comes from, you can select the Pick For Me option. This allows WunWun to build partnerships with retail stores and brands, a part of the company’s revenue model going forward.
The other piece of the revenue puzzle is the type of delivery that’s made. Anything you buy from a store, like groceries, clothing, electronics, home office supplies, whatever… is free. Yes, aside from the cost of the purchase (which must be over $10) on-demand delivery is entirely free through WunWun.
However, if you’re placing a custom order that doesn’t involve a store — for example, if you’re ordering Chipotle, or having someone picked up from the airport for you, or having someone pick up your dry cleaning, there is a $20 fee attached to the purchase.
WunWun is already working with brands to offer interesting promotions and advertising opportunities.
“We are in the best possible position, because we know what you want to buy as you’re trying to buy it,” said founder Lee Hnetinka. “So when you ask for Degree deodorant, we can let Gillette offer you a deal if you try their brand instead.”
The company hasn’t taken any funding to date, and has been generating revenue from day one thanks to partnerships with retail stores as well as the $1 price tag on the app itself.
Today, the app launches out of beta and is available now on the App Store.
Original news: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/04/wunwun-because-everything-should-be-available-on-demand/