7 On-Demand Delivery Service Apps

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

On-demand delivery apps make getting exactly what you want (when you want it) more convenient than ever.

Uber was one of the first on-demand service apps to really take off. It's now 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.

Tech-savvy entrepreneurs everywhere have since been creating their own on-demand apps for different products and services. In fact, there's an on-demand delivery app for almost everything.

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.

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Roadie: Package Delivery

Screenshot of Roadie.com
What We Like
  • Simple, fast signup.

  • It's a green option. Drivers are already headed where you need your package to go.

  • Package tracking.

  • Free insurance for items up to $500 in value.

What We Don't Like
  • Senders who cancel a delivery are charged $10.

  • Cancels your account if you cancel more than three times.

  • Available in only a few cities, so far.

Competing with companies like UPS and FedEx, Roadie delivers almost anything and everything across the country—no matter how big it might be! 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.

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Soothe: Massage Delivery

Screenshot of Soothe.com
What We Like
  • Available in more than 50 cities.

  • All massage therapists are licensed, certified, and insured.

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn’t accept health insurance.

  • Very strict cancellation policy.

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 many other on-demand delivery services, you don't have to worry about tipping since all payments are made through the app. 

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Doctor on Demand: Doctor Delivery

A screenshot of DoctorOnDemand.com.
What We Like
  • Interface is clean and easy to navigate.

  • Accepts most insurance.

What We Don't Like
  • Not appropriate for emergency situations.

  • Won’t treat pediatric ear infections, chest pain, broken bones, and other serious conditions.

Doctor on Demand is an on-demand medical service that takes the waiting out of seeing a doctor. Available to everyone in the U.S. with or without insurance, the app seeks to provide treatment for 90% of the most common health conditions including cold and flu, UTIs, allergies, mental health conditions and more. You can use the app the connect to board-certified doctors and therapists any time of the day via live video.

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Rinse: Laundry and Dry Cleaning Delivery

A screenshot of Rinse.com.
What We Like
  • Reasonable rates.

  • Specify wash and dry temperatures, scented or unscented detergents, and hang or machine dry.

  • No need to be at home for delivery.

What We Don't Like
  • Available in only a few cities.

  • Minimum $30 order for wash-and-fold services. waived for some specialized services.

  • Will not launder items without care labels.

Doing your own laundry and going out of your way to get to the dry cleaners' can be a pain sometimes. Rinse 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.

Your valet will come pick up your laundry between 8 and 10 p.m. and will return it you within three days or the next day if you select a rush delivery. You'll get premium quality cleaning and save time by not having to do it yourself.

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Seamless: Restaurant Food Delivery

Screenshot of Seamless.com
What We Like
  • Search by cuisine, cost, prep time, and more.

  • Well-designed and easy to use.

  • Includes reviews by others who have ordered from same restaurant.

What We Don't Like
  • Selection of restaurants is spotty in less populated areas.

  • Delivery person might not receive tips unless given in cash in person.

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.

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Kango: Childcare Service Delivery

Screenshot of Kango.com
What We Like
  • Drivers and sitters have at least three years’ childcare experience and have passed background checks.

  • Request your favorite providers.

  • Interview providers before choosing one.

What We Don't Like
  • Available in San Francisco Bay area, San Fernando Valley, and Los Angeles.

  • Service is subscription-based.

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.

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Plowz & Mowz: Snow Removal and Lawn Mowing Delivery

Plowz & Mowz
Screenshot of PlowzAndMowz.com
What We Like
  • Easy to use.

  • Prices are determined before scheduling.

  • Providers have commercial-grade equipment and carry insurance.

What We Don't Like
  • Available in limited markets, although they’re expanding.

  • May be more expensive than hiring for services directly.

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. Yard cleanup, mulch install/delivery and power washing are additional services you can get with the other customizable tasks you want done. Simply pay through the app and patiently wait for a plow or mower to arrive.

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