Lazy and/or hungry Queens residents can rejoice, because one-hour grocery app Instacart announced today they’ve added the borough to their list of delivery locations. The service will be available in the neighborhoods of Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside and Woodside, a press release said. Read More
Delivery From Inconvenience
Delivery app WunWun can be used for delivering anything: groceries, ice luges, boat batteries, a Jeep for Rosie O’Donnell — but every time those orders came in, people were paying for the delivery. No more.
As of this morning, WunWun will now deliver anything you want from a local store or restaurant for free, as long as what’s being delivered actually cost something to begin with. The previous delivery fees were around $10 to $20, but WunWun CEO Lee Hnetinka told Betabeat that they want to cut away more and more costs in order to be the “best option on planet earth” for deliveries. Read More
Sometimes there arises a point in a gal’s life when she needs hair and effing makeup, dammit.
And sometimes — actually, most of the time — that point arises on an incredibly busy day and on pretty short notice.
This being a first-world problem, there’s now a startup that solves it. TheStylisted is a mobile app and website that allows you to pick from an impressive array of stylists and enjoy their services at home.
It’s similar to the on-demand blowout app Glamsquad, with a few differences. TheStylisted offers makeup services while Glamsquad currently only does hair. Also, you can select your own stylists on TheStylisted. With Glamsquad, the booking process is quicker, but you don’t have a say in who comes to do your hair. Read More
Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means: rooftop bars, heading to the beach and a disproportionate amount of people moving apartments.
Splitting the cost of a dinner between friends can be frustrating now that so many people don’t carry cash. But thanks to a new partnership between MyCheck and PayPal, the process just got a lot easier — as long as you’re dining at a participating restaurant.
Starting last week, PayPal’s mobile app incorporates technology from MyCheck, an app that enables customers to split their restaurant bill item-by-item and pay through the app. It eliminates the awkwardness of trying to split up a restaurant bill line-by-line and saves time, enabling diners to pay through the app and leave whenever they want. Read More
There are a lot of ways to get to New York City: by plane, by train, by ferry, by subway, and by cab, if you live close enough. They’re all pretty okay.
But grumpy dads throughout the tristate area will agree that driving into NYC is a horrible way to spend a Saturday. As if the traffic, tolls and gas money weren’t enough, once a motorist arrives in Manhattan, the battle for a parking spot can be legendary. Parking garages charge the equivalent of a monthly student loan payment for just a day of service, and a free spot in NYC is harder to find than a public restroom. Read More
It’s only been a little over a month since Instacart launched in New York City, but the one-hour grocery delivery app has been rapidly expanding — first throughout a large portion of Manhattan, and now across the East River.
Instacart will now be serving neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the company announced in a press release today. Customers will be able to place orders from Whole Foods, Costco and Key Food — they can even combine items from different stores in a single order. Read More
Everybody loves a free lunch, especially when their boss pays for it. Still, sometimes you might wish your employer would switch it up and order something besides 12 pepperoni pizzas, as delish as they may be.
Last month, we salivated over Instacart, the app that lets you order food from select New York grocery stores and have a personal shopper collect it and deliver it in as small a time frame as a single hour.
Today, Instacart shared good news: it’s finally delivering to Manhattanites below 110th Street. When Instacart first launched in New York, the service was only available below 34th Street, excluding the Financial District. Now a bigger percentage of Manhattan can experience the joys of having a friendly personal shopper bring a bag of fancy Whole Foods trail mix directly to your workplace to curb your 3 p.m. hunger attack. Read More
In case paying with the swipe of a credit card wasn’t convenient enough for you, a Swedish student at Lund University has devised a way to pay for goods using a vein map of your hand.
Fredrik Leifland’s system uses vein-scanning technology that already existed, according to a prepared release. He merely connected the scanning terminals, banks, stores and customers to create a new system. Read More