New Get Me™ multi-purpose app combines delivery service and rideshare options for consumers at the touch of a button

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First U.S. launch in Dallas by local start-up with more U.S. cities planned for 2015

Jonathan Laramy, co-founder at Get Me stated, “...Next, we plan to launch in Austin and Houston, with Las Vegas to follow by the end of the year. The expansion plan then grows more rapidly in 2016 including an International Launch in Q1 2016.”

The rapid-growing space of on-demand services just got better, at least for everyone in Dallas, as the new app Get Me launched last week at a special media/VIP event. With consumers willing to use more technology for their shopping and transportation, the Dallas start-up developed Get Me to combine these services into a multi-purpose app that is extremely user-friendly and intuitive to use. Get Me offers Members (people who sign up to use the free app) both delivery and rideshare options—to get them Something or Somewhere™.

With its initial launch in the Dallas area, Get Me released its geolocation-based deliveries and rides for Members on the morning of August 21st. Special discounts were provided across their social media sites for their opening weekend; and key incentives were offered to their drivers, known as Go-Getters. The launch festivities for Get Me last week were a huge success with VIP and other guests numbering in the hundreds, complete with a spectacular presentation led by founder, Michael Gaubert. In attendance was the founder’s close friend, Dallas’ own Michael Irvin—Hall of Fame Wide Receiver and Emmy Award-Winning Broadcaster—who also spoke at the event and showed his support for the new app.

“We chose Dallas to be our launch pad because the idea, its development, and the team are from here. Get Me is a true local start-up, and we know that the people of Dallas truly crave convenience and flexibility,” stated Jonathan Laramy, co-founder at Get Me. “Next, we plan to launch in Austin and Houston, with Las Vegas to follow by the end of the year. The expansion plan then grows more rapidly in 2016 including an International Launch in Q1 2016.”

The combined, RideShare and eCommerce industries are part of a massive $2 trillion market, with continued steady and healthy growth, especially for the growing on-demand economy. Economic impact for the Dallas area, and for future cities where they plan to launch Get Me, will include increased sales for local businesses (such as retail, food, furniture, entertainment and logistics) and additional income opportunities for people with access to a wide range of vehicles, and flexibility to work on their own schedule.

Before the launch, Get Me teased Dallas with an innovative #whatsyoursos campaign for several months prior to the launch to get the public engaged, excited and intrigued about the message and its possible meaning. At the launch, the message was answered—explaining the usual, and unusual, ways in which Get Me can be used to help their Members on a daily basis. Whether it is to get the Member Something, Get Me [coffee] or take them Somewhere, Get Me [to the airport]. Get Me is there for life’s S.O.S. moments. The innovative campaign will continue to grow from the company’s grass roots-crowdsourced foundations, when Get Me gets involved with each new city’s community and will ask them to tell Get Me, #whatsyoursos. These will then be voted on from Social Media to pick the best or favorite S.O.S. moments for future marketing campaigns.

“We spent over 6 months talking to potential Members & Go-Getters to understand what was currently working well within the marketplace and what could be done better,” said Derek Dunlop, formerly with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group of Companies for 14 years, and now Senior Product Director of projekt202 and Get Me Board Advisor, whose software design company developed the new app. “We found out how Members used current services and apps and how Go-Getters were currently assigned their jobs/tasks and managed their time in this new on-demand economy. We then took those principles and developed a simple, multi-purpose app that can help them with deliveries or ridesharing and make it easy for them to navigate”.

Get Me understands that it has two main consumers, Members and Go-Getters—and has ensured that both groups were well catered to in terms of features, functionality and overall experience. Consumers not only can get a ride with Get Me, they can have items picked up and delivered to their door. From restaurants to retail shops, Members will never again have to worry about getting that last-minute crunch item. For Go-Getters, Get Me identified the need for openness and consistency as well as a voice and “seat at the table” when it comes to driver enhancements, features and income.

For the launch weekend, Get Me had a number of coupons for Members and Go-Getters that ran across Facebook and Twitter. There were also first sign-up discounts—from 25% off Delivery, to 30% off Rides. These ran alongside ongoing coupons that Go-Getters can give to potential Members in order to entice them to use the service.

About Get Me
The new, multi-purpose app Get Me™ brings the ever-growing economy of crowdsourced delivery and on-demand rides into one phenomenal app. We empower our drivers—called Go-Getters—to get Members Something or Somewhere™, anytime they need us, through an immersive and seamless geolocation-based experience.

Get Me also identifies itself with the #whatsyoursos phrase. Whether it be getting the Member Something or taking them Somewhere, life’s S.O.S. moments are answered at the touch of an icon with the new multi-purpose app.

For more information: Derek Dunlop, projekt202, (214) 270-2600       


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