Bellhops

Book college students for local moving help.

#1 Product of the DayAugust 04, 2014
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This is clever, not only does it allow you to find some help but puts some much needed money into the pockets of college students.
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Bellhops contracts college students for local moving help, on-demand. Serving 130+ cities with over 9000 students. $40/hr per student. Anyone used them before ?
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@kwdinc i remember somethig similar yet more hilarous on Shark Tank. Forgot what they were called though..
@kwdinc I have and had a great experience. I think @bellhops has a pretty great model that could be extended outside of moving as well
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@acondurache Yeah, I think it was called College Hunks Hauling Junk or something ..
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@iorahul @acondurache Yep, they're a franchised, asset-based moving company. Traditional moving model.
This is awesome! Hope you guys expand to Canada soon - I know a lot of students up north itching to help out!
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Thanks for the love @ProductHunt! I'm a co-founder of Bellhops, would love to answer any questions. We're based in Chattanooga, TN (home of the fastest internet in the country - 1 Gig) and are building a team of hustlers. Up to 31 at HQ now. Goal is to provide a better solution for small, local moving with an on-demand system and awesome Bellhops. 50m americans will move this year, and 3/4 are 'do-it-yourselfers'. Not bc they want to do it themselves, but because there isn't a better alternative.
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@camdoody Love the idea ! Are you thinking of other verticals than local moving ? Pretty sure you could use the college students for other other on-demand services .Could be huge!
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@kwdinc Definitely, but we're extremely focused on the moving market right now. There is no question that we could utilize our workforce forother things, especially once we launch geo-spatial in our upcoming mobile app. Right now, we're laser focused on this market though.
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@davemorin “Focusing is about saying no.”
Very cool idea. Although I was assuming payment was going to be more in the ballpark of "cigarettes and beer" vs money, but $40/hour sounds like a steal!
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@KristoferTM Haha, don't think people don't offer that to our Bellhops as tips (happens all the time)!