All posts tagged: shopping

TaskRabbit Deliveries

TaskRabbit Delivers a New, Streamlined Delivery Experience

We showed off our swanky new design identity last week and today we’re excited to unveil our new, streamlined user experience. We’ve made it easier than ever to use the TaskRabbit marketplace for our most popular task types: delivery and shopping. The new experience allows users to: Post delivery and shopping tasks quickly Choose the time window you want your delivery to arrive Easily schedule via mobile, tablet, or web “Deliveries have long been our most popular task category and we saw tremendous success with our San Francisco deliveries pilot,” says Leah Busque, TaskRabbit’s founder and CEO. “We’ve taken the best of Deliver Now to make posting every delivery and shopping task seamless.” Deliver Now users will be directed to the new TaskRabbit Deliveries experience starting today. Go to TaskRabbit Deliveries.

Holiday Shopping Time

Announcing Our Cyber Monday Winners

We’re very excited to announce the winners of our Cyber Monday contest. We challenged TaskPosters and businesses to give themselves the gift of extra time by posting a Task on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Hundreds of people took us up on the challenge and found some spare hours amidst the chaos of holiday spending. Congratulations to TaskPoster Abigail S. and TaskRabbit for Business customer The Gorman Group!

Black Friday Small Business Saturday Cyber Monday Help

Task of the Week: Save Me From Shopping

The day after Thanksgiving brings with it a pretty big seasonal shift. The omnipresent scent of pumpkin lattes magically morphs into the aroma of peppermint mochas, the autumnal color palettes lining store shelves change to golds and greens and reds, and every brick-and-mortar and online store fills to the brim with bustling hoards of shoppers and deep, deep discounts. Wouldn’t it be nice to cash in on Black Friday deals without having to brave the masses of holiday shoppers? TaskRabbits can help you conquer the year’s busiest shopping day — and every other part of the holiday shopping season. Here’s how to get started this weekend: Black Friday No need to camp out, a TaskRabbit can hold your place in line at the busiest stores this year. Small Business Saturday A TaskRabbit can help you support businesses in your community by handling your local shopping or delivering food from your favorite neighborhood restaurant. Cyber Monday TaskRabbits can handle researching the best online deals for everything on your shopping list.  

Task of the Week: Feed This College Student

You know that old cliche about college students surviving on ramen noodles? It doesn’t have to be that way. If someone you love is heading off to campus this fall, don’t send a tired old care package. Make like Theresa C. and send a delivery of healthy groceries instead. As a Level 20 TaskRabbit, Theresa knows a thing or two about how to make people’s lives easier. So when her sister started school in Chicago this week, Theresa (who lives in San Francisco) hired Chicago TaskRabbit Tanitah T. to pick up groceries from Whole Foods and personally deliver them. We love this Task for so many reasons: 1. It’s a great way to send some comfort to college students far from home. 2. It’s a not-so-subtle reminder to eat healthy foods (hey, it could even help stave off that freshman fifteen). 3. Many college students are on campuses without access to a car and this Task saves them a long trek. 4. This simple gift saves busy and broke students time and money. 5. We …

10 Tasks to Try For Earth Day

Oh Earth Day – a glorious cause for celebration that somehow always leaves people feeling guilty for not being better environmental stewards year-round. This weekend, we hope you join us in just saying “no” to feeling bad. With diverse skills ranging from sewing and cooking to household repairs and gardening, there’s an army of TaskRabbits standing by to take on our carbon footprints. Here are ten of our favorite TaskRabbit-assisted Earth Day activities: 1. “Plant a tree.” This traditional way to celebrate Earth Day isn’t just symbolic. Trees produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide, and help prevent soil erosion. Plus, if you plant a fruit-bearing tree, you save money and cut down on the carbon footprint associated with your diet (no more trucking lemons in from Florida). If you don’t have time (or don’t know how) to plant a tree yourself, hire a TaskRabbit with a green thumb to help you out. 2. “Change all my lightbulbs.” By now, you’ve probably heard the stats on energy efficient light bulbs a million times. They use about 75% …