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On-Demand Poop scoop app

On demand poop scoop service for pet waste removal. Service plans, carried out by trained contracted workers.

On-Demand Poop scoop app

On demand poop scoop service for pet waste removal. Service plans, carried out by trained contracted workers.

$3
pledged of $65,000pledged of $65,000 goal
2
backers
26days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, October 12 2019 8:15 PM UTC +00:00.

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The plan for scoop.

Brief description: An on-demand pooper scooper app. Workers are contract workers.Easy to book, service plans, great, simple side job for people.

Model:

The way scoop. would work:

Customers - Customers would have their own profile they would have to create, either on our website, or on our app. They would need to fill out information such as their address, how many dogs they have, what breed their dog is, and other contact information. Customers would be able to choose from a few plans (Pricing will be created later on in the process):

Service Options (May change):

1a) One time - this would just be a one time scoop, flat fee, no commitments at all.

2a) Once per week - A scooper would service their yard once per week. Enrolled on a monthly basis, cancelation at any time, no fees, no commitments, no contracts.

3a) Twice Per Week - A scooper would service a customer's yard twice per week. Enrolled on a monthly basis, cancelation at any time, no fees, no commitments, no contracts.

Workers - Workers would be contract workers. They would have information in their profile to contact them, they would also have a rating system. Workers would be referred to as "scoopers", we would keep track of how many "scoops" they have completed (yards serviced), options for customers to leave reviews, a calendar so workers can see their work schedule for the week. Scoopers would be able to have as many customers as they see fit, if a customer selects them as their scooper, the scooper will get a monetary bonus. Workers will be trained on how to deal with dogs, how to walk a yard, equipment required (can be purchased through scoop.), how to properly scoop, and more. Workers will be able to see their current customers, their customers plan's, and work their schedules out on the app. More detailed information will be available shortly.

Training - Workers will be trained to know how to handle dogs, How to properly scoop a yard, customer service, and unique scoop. processes.



What will the funds go towards:

As you may or may not know, it takes a lot of money to develop an app, and the unique thing about business models like ours, is, it actually will need 2 apps. 1 for customers, and 1 for workers. It is extremely difficult to come up with a definite number for the cost of app development.

We will also need to build a high functioning website.

Other costs:

- Legal fees

- Data

- Training materials

- Marketing

- Advertising

- Website

Planned Launch Site(s):

- Phoenix, Arizona

- Scottsdale, Arizona,

-Chandler, Arizona

- Gilbert, Arizona

- Mesa, Arizona

- Peoria, Arizona

Why Arizona?

- Phoenix, Arizona, and the surrounding areas are booming right now. There is rapid growth occurring in almost every major city.

- The weather is perfect for year round service.

- Abundance of workers.

- Business Friendly state, city, etc.

- Current pet waste removal business operates here, and proves there is a market.

Additional facts:

- There are about 90 million dogs in the United States.

- More than half of US households own at least 1 dog, and households with multiple dogs are on the rise.

- $ spent on dogs is increasing consistently.

- Pooper scooper services are picking up steam, and are becoming more popular, as the pet industry booms.


Opportunity:

1) Quite a few companies run on a contract based model. That means you have to commit thousands of dollars to have someone pick up your dog's poop. Seems ridiculous doesn't it?

2) Nickel and dime expenses Every company charges by the dog. Having experience running time studies, and working in operations, I could understand this. It probably takes more time than one would think, but could we not be more efficient, and take those extra nickel and dime charges away? The answer is yes.

3) There is a way bigger market for this service than we think - People are trading kids for dogs, and people will spend money on dogs. I'm going to hit you with some knowledge here so bear with me:

3a) Having dog waste lay around your yard, uncleaned can actually be a big health risk - to you, and your four-legged friend. Many different parasites, and diseases thrive off of dog poop - roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, parvo, giradia, salmonella, and more call this waste home.

3b) 10 million tons of dog waste pollutes United States waterways each year - That's right. 10 million tons of poop go straight into our water because it isn't picked up. This isn't just a service for lazy people, it's the responsible thing to do, help keep our environment clean!

3c) Opportunity - this service is becoming as common as lawn care maintenance. This isn't seen as an expense for the homeowner anymore, it's seen as money spent on their pets. It also sells the most important factor: time.

About me:

About me: I am a 26 year old, originally from Westfield, New Jersey, and now living in Phoenix, AZ. I attended the University of Alabama, and graduated in 2016.

Upon graduation in 2016, my family and I migrated from central New Jersey, to the desert Phoenix, AZ. (Fun tip: desert only has 1 "s", dessert has 2 "s" because you want more)

A brief summary of my work experience:

Tech Industry Veteran

- I started off as a Pharmacy Benefit Advocate for a fortune 100 healthcare company.

- Shortly after my healthcare stint, I took a position on the sales team for a large ride share company. We had a B2B, selling our services to businesses.

- I was then recruited to a large fortune 100 technology company where I worked with our sales enablement team, worked deeply on Salesforce, sales analytics, and operations.

I recently was able to venture back to the land of never winter, Phoenix, Arizona. When I got home, I started walking around my neighborhood, and complex. Almost 3 days in a row I stepped in dog waste, and it was really bothering me. It was an epidemic of dog waste. How terrible of a person could you be, to leave a landmine sitting on the sidewalk, waiting for a vulnerable person to step in it? From there I had my new inspiration, I was going to start a revolutionary pet waste removal service.

I started researching the industry, reading any material I could get my hands on, and actually launching my own businesss. A few things stood out to me:


In conclusion, we believe we have a great product here. An on-demand pet waste removal service that saves you time, is cost effective, and helps the environment. Nothing like this currently exists, and we are excited to bring this to market with your help.

Risks and challenges

- Building an app like this can be expensive, we are guesstimating the cost.
- There are a lot of moving pieces in getting this up, and running.
- Time: we are going to work as quickly as possible, but some things are out of our hands.

We plan to overcome these issues by continuing our research. We will have processes, deadlines, and plans in place so that we do not get hung up at any moment. I am an experienced fortune 100 tech veteran, and can assure you I will move things along.

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