I first learned about the Roadie App when I was a guest speaker in Vegas last year for an eBay event. The Roadie App team introduced themselves to me and I soon learned that the Founder and CEO of Roadie, Marc Gorlin used to work at “Kabbage” (another awesome resource I will cover another time). Marc Gorlin and his team shared with me information about their new smartphone delivery app called “Roadie.” My husband and I both downloaded it and kept a watch-out for “gigs” to appear during out travels.
What are Roadie Gigs? Gigs are ‘job postings’ created by people (eBay Sellers) who need to ship an item from point A to point B.
The eBay seller takes a photo of the item, enters the to and from location and uploads the photo. Easy! They also insert the desired asking delivery price or allow offers – which gives the drivers an opportunity to respond with proposals.
Everyone that has downloaded the app, will see gigs pop up while the app is live and running. Gigs are geolocation based. Below, you’ll find a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the Roadie app as a delivery driver but first, let’s take a look at how to post a Gig.
eBay sellers needing items shipped would create a “gig” in the system and wait for “Roadies” to accept or make an offer to deliver the item. Follow along:
Once you enter the info you will see a price quote appear to give you an idea how much it will cost. eBay sellers can then prepare an invoice to send to the buyer, either through PayPal or directly on eBay. NOTE: for large items always adjust the shipping options to “freight shipping” This will allow more time to make arrangements for shipping without receiving a penalty from eBay.
Once the gig is uploaded into the app, all registered “Roadies” will receive alerts that there is a gig available. It’s easy to view the pick-up and drop-off locations of the item and learn more about the item along with terms which could be suggested times to pick-up and desired date range of dropping off the item.
The concept is to keep the shipping low-cost because the driver is already traveling to an area, so why not pick-up an item before leaving on a trip and then drop-off an item and make a few bucks to help out with the driving expenses on a trip already planned!
Learn more at the website: Roadie.com AND when you’re ready to download the app, use my referral link and receive $10.00 off of the first shipping gig after you sign up.
Drivers, start your engines!
Becoming a driver is an easy process. The app will walk you through the steps. READY TO GET STARTED?
Gigs can even include animals to be hauled. Roadie pet drivers must be pre-approved and be prepared to make “potty” stops when needed.
Once approved the driver will receive a badge and then he/she can start accepting gigs to deliver the precious cargo.
This app opens up the doors for more options to all eBay sellers as well as for personal use. I’m now in the habit to check the app before I travel just to see if I can pick-up a package or a few along the journey.
For example, I recently picked up some luggage as a gig that Delta Airlines had posted from the Gainesville FL ariport. I was already in Gainesville and going that way, so I picked up the bag and dropped it off to a lovely lady that was patiently waiting for her bag to arrive.
The cool thing about all this is, the app shows my location to both the sender and the receiver. Delta was watching me arrive at the airport and then again watching my route from their app. The lady waiting for the suitcase was also watching my travels on the app at her end. It was so accurate I never even had time to knock on her door. She already knew I had arrived.
She then approached me with a 4 digit code number that she had received from Delta via Roadie. I simply took a photo of the bag and uploaded the 4 digit code and “poof” gig complete. The money was in my bank account a few days later! Cha-Ching!
PERKS yes they have perks!
Roadie has a partnership with a few companies that are offering gracious discounts for Roadie travelers. Visit the website to learn more at: Roadie.com.