9 On-Demand Delivery Service Apps

On-demand ordering with a tap to your device has never been so popular

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Uber became the most popular on-demand private driver and rideshare service out there, letting anyone hail a ride with just a few taps to its app. And thanks to its wild success, tech-savvy entrepreneurs everywhere are taking inspiration from Uber to create their own on-demand apps for different products and services.

Just like we've seen all these Tinder for X apps start popping up, a variety of Uber for X apps are also right there with them. TechCrunch discusses here whether there will eventually be pretty much an Uber for everything at some point.

Have a look at the list of apps below that let you instantly place an order for on-demand delivery of all sorts of useful and interesting things.

Screenshot of Roadie.com

Competing with companies like UPS and FedEx, Roadie describes itself as "the first neighbor-to-neighbor shipping network." If you need something delivered, you can download the app and have a delivery gig created, which matches you up with a Roadie driver headed in your direction.

Roadie drivers can choose the gigs that they want based on location, price, ratings and reviews. When both the gig creator and Roadie accept, a time is set and the package can be tracked through the app as it makes its way to its destination.

Screenshot of Soothe.com

There's no need to book appointments to get a massage in advance if you've got the Soothe app. You can book an appointment in as little as one hour in advance for a massage from a licensed five-star therapist any day of the week, delivered to you in the comfort of your own home. And just like Uber, you don't have to worry about tipping since all payments are made through the app. 

Screenshot of BloomThat.com

Flowers don't stay fresh very long while wrapped up, so instead of getting to a shop and buying them way ahead of time, consider using BloomThat's on-demand delivery app that brings you handcrafted blooms the same day you place or order. Just use the app to select the flowers you'd like, make your payment, and then BloomThat will source them locally and deliver them right to your door. 

Screenshot of Medicast.com

Medicast is an on-demand medical service that works with hospitals and health systems to provide home care for patients. You can't exactly just download an app and request a doctor right then and there since it's designed for health providers specifically, but there is a patient app available that you can request a demo of if you're curious about how it works.

Screenshot of FlyCleaners.com

Doing your own laundry and going out of your way to get to the dry cleaners' can be a pain sometimes. FlyClearners wants to simplify these basic household chores for you with its app that brings you someone to pick up your laundry and then drop it off back to you when it's done.

Simply select a pickup time for the "FlyGuy" to come pick up your clothes and you'll be notified when they're done and on their way back to you—in as little las 20 minutes! You'll get premium quality cleaning and save time by not having to do it yourself.

Screenshot of Seamless.com

A lot of restaurants offer their own delivery services, but Seamless simplifies it by giving you more variety through all the local restaurants they've partnered with to bring you fast delivery when you order through the app.

Browse through menus and reviews from thousands of restaurants for discovering new places or getting your usual favorite cuisine. You can even get right down to the details with colorful photos, meal time specials and filter sorting before making your choice and making your payment.

Screenshot of Kango.com

If you have kids, then you know how stressful it can be to juggle family and life at the same time. A service called Kango seeks to bring some relief your way through its app, which lets parents find carpool rides for their kids, set up childcare services, make playdates or just request help from someone willing to offer.

Of course, you won't want to get just anybody to take care of your kids—all caregivers have had background checks and have been fingerprinted to ensure that your children are cared for by trusted professionals. You also get access to a map that shows where your children's driver is in real-time with an option to talk to them directly.

Plowz & Mowz
Screenshot of PlowzAndMowz.com

Whatever the season, yard work always has to be done if you own property. Plowz & Mowz wants to do it for you by letting you order on-demand snow removal or lawn mowing services from its convenient app.

You can set a time and get a top-rated local professional to come to your house and get it done. Leaf removal is also an option in addition to the other customizable tasks you want done. Simply pay through the app, and patiently wait for a plow or mower to arrive.

Screenshot of CanaryDelivers.com

Perhaps one of the strangest and most controversial types of service that have sprouted from the "Uber for everything" trend is cannabis delivery. Canary is just one of the new startups offering it among a few others that have tried to make it happen.

Operating in compliance with the law, the app first asks you to snap a photo of your ID and medical cannabis authorization through the app first. After being verified, you can order flowers, edibles, concentrates and more from the state-licensed cannabis vendor of your choice. Complete your order, and then track your delivery through the app as it makes its way to your door.