AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Groceries, rides, errand services, and much more will soon be at the fingertips of thousands of more consumers, as the enterprising start-up GET ME, LLC ("get me") expands into new markets – fueled by new opportunities to fill what appears to be an emerging void in ridesharing services.
get me offers a multi-purpose platform for the ondemand economy. The mobile application allows users to request a range of services powered by get me's ondemand driver network™ (odn™). At the touch of a button, consumers can order a ride, request that a grocery list be filled, or request the home delivery of other products, just to name a few services. The company expects to launch courier and collection services in the coming weeks. get me uses a network of validated drivers who field customer requests and, within minutes, spring into action.
Because get me embraces fingerprint-based background checks for all of its drivers, the company fills a void when other ridesharing companies are unwilling to meet such operational standards. The company expects this standard to filter through to more ondemand services, such as home delivery and home sharing. On May 9, it was announced that two leading ridesharing companies were exiting the Austin, Texas market after a high-profile campaign to oppose mandatory fingerprint background checks for drivers failed. Seizing on the new opportunity, get me signed up over 30,000 new customers and drivers combined within 72 hours.
"get me is uniquely positioned to fill the void left behind when competitors do not adopt these types of safety standards," says get me Founder Michael Gaubert. "We view this as an opportunity to expand our community of drivers, increase safety for the consumer, and introduce more customers to the get me experience."
Gaubert continued, "Unprecedented customer demand and a blueprint for growth provide us with a bright future outlook."
get me currently serves Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Galveston, and Las Vegas. This summer, the company plans to expand into Corpus Christi, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Portland, Nashville, and Vancouver and Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2014, the company launched its services in August 2015 in five major cities in just 180 days. get me's valuation by the end of April 2016 has climbed to approximately $50 million.
"The key to success in the expanding ondemand economy is the ability to respond to customers' needs in real time," said co-founder and Chief eXperience Officer (CXO) Jonathan Laramy, who oversees operations, marketing and the user experience. "Our technology platform moves at the speed of light – keeping pace with customer needs and evolving market opportunities."
get me calls its platform an "odn™" model – ondemand driver, delivery and data networks. The technology model was developed in collaboration with projekt202, an "Inc. 500"company, specifically for get me. The web-based application is revolutionizing the so-called sharing economy – as a personal service that aims to reach a global scale.
About get me:
get me™ is a true multi-purpose mobile platform, powered by the ondemand driver network™ (odn™), which brings the world of ondemand rides and crowdsourced delivery into one phenomenal mobile experience. The ondemand driver network enables our customers to use a single mobile app to tap into the growing market of ondemand services. get me is also fully committed to giving back and supporting each community where it operates with the get me charity program – using the drivers to create the ondemand donation network (odn™). Finally with a range of all new services planned for later this year, get me is a company that truly has embraced the ondemand economy.
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