What if you could make money on trips you’re already taking – dropping packages off, for instance, when you’re already on your way somewhere else? In this episode, I chat with the CEO of Roadie about exactly this. We’ll talk about what Roadie is, how Roadie drivers are different, and how Roadie handled COVID.
Intro to Marc Gorlin
- Founder and CEO of Roadie
- Sees Roadie as a side hustle to someone’s side hustle
- Truly geared to people who want to do something part time
- Why not use extra room in people’s cars, for instance, to transport things – and those people get paid!
What is Roadie?
- The nation’s first “on the way” crowdsourced delivery platform
- Community of 200k drivers
- Pays people who are already heading one way to deliver something along the way
- People deliver everything from cupcakes to couches
How Does Roadie Work?
- Providing excellent service to customers relies on crowdsourcing
- You might be able to do cupcakes today, and someone else can do couches tomorrow
- Drivers have the flexibility to pick and choose what they want to accept
- Drivers can also consolidate delivery gigs
What Can Drivers Expect When Driving for Roadie?
- Average payouts range from $8-20, but up to the $100s depending on what and where you’re delivering
- Per mile or per hour is what is considered
- Pick up and drop off – challenges on both ends, including getting the items from stores
- Some orders are same day, others are prescheduled into the future
- Expansion into other markets
- Need to put yourself in the drivers’ shoes
- A lot to consider to make it efficient for both the driver and the customer
- Still considering on-demand market
- Thanks to Marc for coming on the podcast and talking all about what it’s like at Roadie
- I wanted to chat with Marc because I see last mile delivery as a huge and accelerating opportunity
- Big sectors of the on-demand and mobility landscape