How simple can a business get? Adam Hasham decided to initiate a bike service in his hometown, Toronto, which would take consumer’s orders and then deliver goods from local stores and restaurants to their front door. Hasham has started a site named “Hurrier”, where the homepage would show all the linkages with nine other Toronto businesses, including eateries, cafés, and retail stores. From there, users can place orders, in which Hurrier will place a 5% surcharge and deliver depending on distance right to their door.
It’s hard to believe that something this small of a business can be accepted as part of a business model. As this business carries on, partnerships will grow, increasing along with the demand of bike couriers and the expansion of partnerships with other businesses. It will eventually become a “general-purpose bike courier service”, that will allow everyday users to get what they want, either a pickup for lunch or some shaving cream from the convenience store, without having them to put everything down and receiving it in less than an hour. It makes me wonder how these types of businesses are able to become what they are now and what they will be.