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Mobile Tech Support | App Easy
Hot new product on Product Hunt: App Easy — On-demand mobile tech support for your parents/grandparents https://ift.tt/2HDUkIO
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15 days ago by Soc201
The Rise of the Virtual Restaurant
Aug. 14, 2019 | The New York Times | By Mike Isaac and David Yaffe-Bellany.

Virtual restaurants” exist with no physical storefronts, tables or chairs. They exist only inside a mobile app, like Uber Eats, the on-demand meal delivery service owned by Uber......Food delivery apps like Uber Eats, DoorDash and Grubhub are starting to reshape the $863 billion American restaurant industry. As more people order food to eat at home, and as delivery becomes faster and more convenient, the apps are changing the very essence of what it means to operate a restaurant.

No longer must restaurateurs rent space for a dining room. All they need is a kitchen — or even just part of one. Then they can hang a shingle inside a meal-delivery app and market their food to the app’s customers, without the hassle and expense of hiring waiters or paying for furniture and tablecloths. Diners who order from the apps may have no idea that the restaurant doesn’t physically exist.

The shift has popularized two types of digital culinary establishments. One is “virtual restaurants,” which are attached to real-life restaurants like Mr. Lopez’s Top Round but make different cuisines specifically for the delivery apps. The other is “ghost kitchens,” which have no retail presence and essentially serve as a meal preparation hub for delivery orders.

“Online ordering is not a necessary evil. It’s the most exciting opportunity in the restaurant industry today,”....Many of the delivery-only operations are nascent, but their effect may be far-reaching, potentially accelerating people’s turn toward order-in food over restaurant visits and preparing home-cooked meals.

Uber and other companies are driving the change. Since 2017, the ride-hailing company has helped start 4,000 virtual restaurants with restaurateurs which are exclusive to its Uber Eats app.....Uber Eats analyzes neighborhood sales data to identify unmet demand for particular cuisines (e.g. "there is demand for late-night orders of burgers and ice cream in your area"). Then it approaches restaurants that use the app and encourages them to create a virtual restaurant to meet that demand.....Restaurants that use delivery apps like Uber Eats and Grubhub pay commissions of 15 percent to as much as 30 percent on every order......Delivery apps may also undermine the connection between diner and chef. ....Delivery-only facilities “take away the emotional connection and the creative redemption.”....In Europe, the food-delivery app Deliveroo also started testing ghost kitchens.....Ghost kitchens have also emerged in China, where online food delivery apps are widely used in the country’s densely populated megacities.
brands  DoorDash  commercial_kitchens  emotional_connections  food_delivery  GrubHub  kitchens  mobile_applications  on-demand  restaurants  Uber_Eats  unmet_demand 
19 days ago by jerryking
Printful
On-Demand Print & Embroidery Fulfillment and Warehousing Services
on-demand  printing  e-commerce  business 
8 weeks ago by squishyrobot
Surprise your friends with quotes from famous people about them
Hot new product on Product Hunt: quoty.me — Surprise friends with quotes from famous people about them http://bit.ly/2x5Ct7Q
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12 weeks ago by Soc201
Surprise your friends with quotes from famous people about them
I upvoted quoty.me on Product Hunt: Surprise friends with quotes from famous people about them http://bit.ly/2x5Ct7Q at June 19, 2019 at 09:54AM
Product  Hunt  Web  App  Funny  On-Demand  Side  Projects 
12 weeks ago by iamthefury
BoD | Books on Demand
Mit BoD veröffentlichen und verkaufen Sie Ihre Bücher und E-Books im Buchhandel. Ihre Druckvorlagen und E-Book-Dateien werden in allen wichtigen Katalogen geführt und innerhalb kurzer Zeit produziert, sobald eine Bestellung eintrifft. Gleichzeitig wird Ihnen für jeden Verkauf eine Marge gutgeschrieben, die Sie selbst über den Verkaufspreis Ihres Titels bestimmen. Ihre Vorteile: Es entstehen keine Vorabkosten für Druckauflagen und Sie behalten stets die volle Kontrolle über Ihre Projekte.
publishing  books  on-demand  germany 
april 2019 by gryphonent
‘We Know Them. We Trust Them.’ Uber and Airbnb Alumni Fuel Tech’s Next Wave.
March 13, 2019 | The New York Times | By Erin Griffith.

......“There are just not that many places to find people who have seen that kind of scale,” said Ryan Graves, Uber’s former senior vice president of global operations and a member of the company’s board.

Each city that Uber, Airbnb, Lyft or Postmates expanded into created a new set of operational, regulatory and business challenges. Regulators balked. Rival business operators resisted. Neighbors protested. And people abused the platforms, over and over.

Uber managers ran each city like a mini-start-up. “If you were the general manager of San Francisco or of Atlanta, you were the C.E.O. of your region,” ..... “It led to a really entrepreneurial approach from everyone.”......
Airbnb  alumni  Andreessen_Horowitz  gig_economy  IPOs  networks  new_businesses  on-demand  scaling  Silicon_Valley  start_ups  Uber  vc  venture_capital 
march 2019 by jerryking
Men's T-Shirts | Redbubble
Nice site for user-submitted designs. Good tshirts too
tshirt  design  on-demand  print  sale 
february 2019 by dmje

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