Boston's GladlyDo Unveils Gift of Time for the Holidays

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Odd Jobs Company Introduces Gift Cards To Deliver Free Time

The on-demand economy has a new force as GladlyDo.com has announced the rollout of odd jobs and errands gift cards for the holiday season. With these, one can give the gift of free time to a friend, colleague, grandparent, or anyone. Each card is redeemable for odd jobs and errands performed by qualified “Doers” – local college students or recent graduates who can sign up for jobs. Poised to dominate the odd jobs market in Boston, MA, the startup connects college students with people looking to have odd jobs done fast and cheap.

GladlyDo is different from other gig-based websites like TaskRabbit as its labor force is made up of students from the community. In contrast to Craigslist, it vets candidates through background checks, character references, and in-person interviews. What it looks for is people with the same professionalism and work ethic as its own. Available services by qualified individuals include moving, driving, pet, yard work, and cleaning services.

Once the job is complete, those who’ve had the work done receive an invoice and can rate their Doers. People can request an odd job or errands online. To sign up, they just have to enter their contact and account information on the website to get started.

Woody Klemmer, CEO of GladlyDo, said, “Starting with Boston, we have changed the odd jobs market forever. Now, for this holiday season, you can give something warmer and fuzzier than a scarf (although a scarf is still a good gift). That is the gift of free time!” The gift cards are available for group purchase too.

Providing recipients with free time and labor, the gift cards are available online now. To buy a card, fill out the online form that requests the buyer’s name, phone number, purchaser’s/recipient’s email, dollar amount, and credit card information. Agree to the terms and conditions and click “Buy Gift Card”, and the order begins.

The company is also considering expanded profiles, a testimonials page, and referral service. Service may soon be expanded beyond Boston to a handful of other markets based on the growing demand.

To learn more about GladlyDo and to purchase a gift card for the holiday season, go to http://www.gladlydo.com/.

About GladlyDo

GladlyDo is a Boston startup that connects college students or recent graduates, known as “Doers”, with local residents looking to have odd jobs and errands done at affordable rates. Founded by Woody Klemmer, it offers services such as moving, driving, yard work, and pet care. Currently accepting and vetting applicants, the company plans to soon launch a mobile app and expand service beyond the Boston area.

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