I want it all & I want it now / ABC Perth Weekends

On demand dog walking service WagWalking sent ABC presenter Andrea Gibbs into a spin, believing that part of good dog ownership is walking it yourself and wondering if this was a one-off or if there was a growing appetite of on demand services.

The growth of on-demand services,  bringing together people in a digital marketplace to want and offer task driven activities that we can’t or don’t want to do for ourselves, has risen steadily over the last few years to become a multi billion dollar economy offering an incredible array of “I want it now” and “I’ll do it now” possibilities including:

  • RentAFriend.com
  • FindAGranparent.org.au
  • Glamsquad.com – hair / makeup , nails to your door
  • Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Menulog, Foodora
  • Zoom2U / Shippit / Sendle same-day or hourly delivery options for a range of customers
  • Instacart – find someone who will do your shopping
  • Uber / Lyft

as well as a places to find task oriented work including:

  • Airtasker
  • Sidekicker
  • Fiverr
  • TaskRabbit

Part of the success of this new “rent” economy is also the underlying social change away from ownership to experiences, where we see more people wanting to experience things – jobs, objects, clothes, homes, cars without having the desire to own it.

A fascinating new world of having that is set to grow to a multi trillion dollar industry in the next few years and a wonderful discussion, so listen now (6 mins 48 secs)


Eye on the Future - Jul 8, 2017 | All, Horizon Trends, hyperpersonalised, Innovation, People, Radio Interview, Retail, Technology, Work
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