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Roadie is to UPS what Uber is to taxi cabs

With Roadie, you can ship items without stamps or packaging. All you need is the mobile app.

Published onMarch 9, 2016


Crowd-sourced product delivery service has arrived with the innovative company Roadie. The Uber-inspired, stuff-transport app has come into its own, allowing you to move anything from small packages to recliners to Labrador Retrievers across the city or throughout the states. It’s as easy as making a few taps on your phone.

To break it down pretty simply, the service uses the terminology “gig” to refer to any kind of delivery that you need done. You create a gig describing what kind of thing you need moved, note the item’s value, and select how large your item is from a list of pre-configured options. Then you post the gig, and Roadie will attempt to pair you up with a vetted driver who is already on the way to a similar location.

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If you’re already worried about handing your priceless Stratocaster to some stranger in a pickup truck, don’t worry about it. Roadie puts you in contact with vetted drivers with whom you negotiate the price of delivery. You can put your faith into these guys and gals based on their track record of successful deliveries and competitive prices, so you can set your mind at ease. What’s more is that the timetable for pickup is completely on you. You can set a window, and the driver will show up to grab your delivery whenever you choose. The best part? No packaging, no payment for stamps, no nothing. You pay the driver a direct fee through Roadie and that’s that.


Still not convinced about the safety of your item? The service still has you covered, because you can take out up to $10,000 of insurance coverage to make sure that your item gets where it’s supposed to go. Furthermore, the location-tracking app keeps you posted with real-time tracking of your driver’s location, so you never have to worry about whether your delivery made it or not.

If you’re interested, give Roadie a go by clicking the button below and downloading it from the Google Play Store. If you are still holding on to doubts, let us know what they are in the comments below!

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