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    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

    Roadie Growth

    • 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

    Outro

    • 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

    Show Notes

    Harry Campbell

    Harry Campbell

    I'm Harry, the owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast. I used to be a full-time engineer but now I'm a rideshare blogger! I write about my experience driving for Uber, Lyft, and other services and my goal is to help drivers earn more money by working smarter, not harder.