The Laundry Chute is a peer-to-peer laundry service that lets busy college students have their laundry done and other students earn extra cash by doing other’s laundry in their spare time. After downloading the app, students receive a Laundry Chute bag with a QR code linked to their account. They can then drop off their laundry in a locker and schedule their wash using the app, which notifies them when their laundry is ready. TLC Student Laundry Processors enroll in a brief training program, then accept jobs at the locker locations of their choice on their own schedule, getting paid instantly.
Prior to PSFK's Future Of Retail Conference 2020, YourStudio's co-founder and creative director Howard Sullivan explains why the next gen of retail stores will fulfill consumers with service and spirit instead of stuff
Online real-estate platform Opendoor created their Agent Partner Program to pair home buyers and sellers with trusted real estate agents to provide an additional layer of service. If a home seller requests an offer on their home through the Opendoor platform, but it falls outside of the platform’s standard criteria for buying, Opendoor will automatically refer them to one of their top-performing agent partners. The referral gives homeowners peace of mind and provide agents with a new way to build their businesses by feeding them high-intent buyers and sellers.
Grocers are tailoring stores to shoppers’ offline and online grocery shopping preferences, orienting the experience around click-and-collect service while adding a layer of additional offers
Ongoing humanitarian crises in the South American country inspired an innovative peer-to-peer analog book exchange, helping citizens form networks to access increasingly scarce literature
The establishment is partnering with Man Cave Health to encourage more male patients to complete prostate checkups with a sports bar-like men's health space
PSFK sits down with Shannon McLay, founder of the Financial Gym, for a look inside her strategy for bringing financial services to the masses and improving women's overall financial health
Pharmacy brand CVS is experimenting with its HealthHub concept, offering nutrition consultations, exercise classes and more in addition to its original medical services
The homesharing app hopes to capture the spend of its millennial demographic as they age into professional travel and increased income with apartment-style suites at Rockefeller Plaza
This exclusive partnership will provide premium travelers with customized journeys across destinations and events
From Apple to Xbox, leading gaming names are meeting today's consumer demand for flexibility with subscription options that provide benefits like all-access, ad-free experiences
Hotel giant Marriott is testing a pilot home-rental program in Europe, launching in the U.S. later if successful
The Well is New Enterprise Associates' latest launch, creating an upscale wellness facility focused on alternative medicine, fitness and meditation, supplemented with an online marketplace
Appealing to millennial interest in DTC service for minimally invasive procedures, Botox's maker is launching a site and accompanying app to let customers in New York and LA book online