Urban Hamper brings dry cleaning to your smartphone
Next up taxis, then dry cleaning? Mobile solutions and apps for everyday things seem to be everywhere they days (yup, we're guilty too) and I suppose getting your laundry done (or at least, your shirts and pants cleaned and pressed) is no exception. Enter Urban Hamper which plans to launch its service in Toronto on September 4th.
While not technically an app, Urban Hamper is an online and smartphone solution that makes it easy (or easier) to get your dry cleaning done. To date, the company has partnered with 5 local dry cleaners (Access Cleaners, Olive Cleaners, 99 Cleaner, Queens Quay Cleaners and Classy Dry Cleaners) as well as condos, offices and retailers that will function as designated drop off locations.
Basically, Urban Hamper will allow its customers to place dry cleaning orders online (or via their mobile and tablet optimized site), drop off the clothes at a drop-off location and then have the clean clothes delivered next day to their home or office.
The cost for all this? The web site has a price list here and while it's higher than what I pay at my go-to dry cleaner, co-founder Rob Winn tells me he thinks the prices are inline with the city-wide average. Delivery is included in the cost but there's a $20 minimum and they're currently only offering service as far north as Eglinton, east to Coxwell or west to Parkside.
What do you think? Will you try Urban Hamper when it launches?
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