Come and Get Me
There are a plethora of delivery and ride-sharing apps available in San Antonio, but a new Texas-based startup offers the best of both services in one simple app.
Get Me, which launched in San Antonio Thursday, is a multipurpose app that acts as a one-stop shop for a variety of offerings. A cross between Favor and Uber, Get Me not only connects you to "Go-Getters" who deliver items, but also picks you up at in-town locations.
"Rather than having all of those different apps, you have one app that's a personal concierge at the touch of a button," says Derek Dunlop, Get Me board advisor and senior product director. "We can basically do anything."
"You can do everything from one location," echoes Co-founder Jonathan Laramy.
The app is divided in two sections: "something" or "somewhere" (which also happens to be the company's slogan). "Something" can be as simple as coffee or as complicated as a grocery run. Users choose from preloaded stores or customize their order depending on the need. If you'd like to get "somewhere," you can specify the size of vehicle needed and a Go-Getter will pick you up.
Get Me rates reflect time of day and distance, and are outlined by zones centered around your location. The charge for a delivery or ride might be a little higher than competitors' price tags, but the company promises there are no hidden fees or surge pricing.
San Antonio is the fourth Texas city where Get Me service has launched. The app, which initially launched in Dallas in August 2015, expects to have a similar response to how it's used in the Alamo City. "[In Dallas] it's about 60 percent deliveries and 40 percent rides. And it's not specifically food items," notes Laramy.
In addition to providing San Antonians with much-needed services, the company also aims to promote the local economy. A Go-Getter job with Get Me is above minimum wage and boasts insurance coverage, and participating stores and restaurants are paid upon purchase.
"We want the consumer, the merchant, and the driver to have the best experience," says Laramy.
With a defined focus, Get Me is poised for major success. It's the only app of its kind operating in the United States and is rolling out to new markets in record time. In addition to Dallas, Get Me launched in Austin, Houston, and Las Vegas in late 2015, and the company already has its eyes on the international market for the upcoming year.
Get Me is celebrating its San Antonio launch at a party Thursday night, January 14, at Rebecca Creek Distillery from 5 to 8 pm. The company is also hosting several hiring pop-ups for drivers over the next couple of weeks. For more information on how to become a Go-Getter, visit the company's onboarding page.
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