SERVEMEHERE
Location: 6646 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California, United States, 90068, United States
Founded in: 2009
Stage: 1.0 (formal launch)
Number of employees: 1-5
Profitable year: 2011
Short URL: vator.co/servemehere
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SERVEMEHERE

Local Services Delivered at your Doorstep
Startup/business
California, United States United States
http://www.servemehere.com

Who said only pizza can be delivered at your doorstep and restaurants booked online?

ServeMeHere is the first and unique Social Exchange – an online marketplace focused exclusively on services delivered at home.

With Servemehere clients can get local services when and where they want it and benefit from a rich user experience .

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Company description

We have helped thousand busy moms, professionals, elderly and disabled  book local service online, save gas anc time in traffic driving to their appointment by having it delivered to their location of choice: Home, Office, Coffee House, Hotel, or Live Broadcast.

Covering 50 US cities with 50 categories from mobile manicure to private chefs, from electricians to housecall computer repair, from in home personal trainer to tutors, from mobile notary to concierge services, from mobile masseurs to life coach, and everything in between, ServeMeHere helps sellers get qualified leads and assists buyers get quality services from reliable sources.

ServeMeHere goes beyond conventional classifieds and generic exchanges.  It offers a comprehensive platform that allows sellers and buyers to interact among each other with a rich user experience.  On one hand, it helps sellers promote their services to consumers using the latest social media techniques, localization, mobile application, and e-coupons.  On the other hand, it allows consumers to search, compare, rate, review professionals and be reviewed by professionals, refer, share, chat, tag, schedule online, pay for services, insure services satisfaction and redeem rewards.


Team
  • David Hini-Szlos
    David Hini-Szlos | Team member
    A bit about me: I am a French immigrant who came to America – the land of opportunity – with just $2000 in my pocket.  Within 9 years, while selling life insurance policies (the hardest selling jobs on earth), I earned an BA from ...
Business model

ServeMeHere is a Social Exchange focused exclusively on services delivered at home.

Covering 50 US cities with 50 specialties from mobile spa to chefs, from electricians to technicians, from cleaners to tutors, from housecall MD to mobile notarys, from masseurs to hair stylists, and everything in between, ServeMeHere helps sellers get qualified leads and assists buyers get quality services from reliable sources.

ServeMeHere goes beyond conventional classifieds and generic exchanges. It offers a comprehensive platform that allows sellers and buyers to interact among each other with a rich user experience. On one hand, it helps sellers promote their services to consumers using the latest social media techniques, localization, mobile application, and e-coupons. On the other hand, it allows consumers to search, compare, rate, review, refer, share, chat, tag, schedule online, pay for services, and redeem rewards.

Our marketing strategy if funded consists of covering the long tail of home-services by growing organically and incrementally – one specialty within one location at a time.  The business is highly scalable in both geography and specialty

According to Forrester Research  in 2007 more than 30% of US consumers are interested in using In-home Services and this number is expected to grow annually.

ServeMeHere.com is the always convenient, online place where professionals and consumers come time and time again, 24/7, to interact effectively with one another in scheduling appointments.   It provides a unique and powerful resource for minimizing scheduling downtime and improving communications between professionals and their clients, promoting enhanced levels of connectivity and productivity easily, quickly, and cost effectively.

Professionals can in 5 minutes get an Online Profile with URL address, online scheduling, SEO and Lead referral. They don t need to have an office, secretary and marketing budget because they have Servemehere now.

The industry is about $3 billion dominated mostly by the Yellow Pages.  The online segment, which is still in its infancy, is currently at $600 million and projected to grow to $2 billion by 2016 representing an annual growth rate of 25%. 

Our goal is to get 250000 user by 2014.

We will become profitable by charging thousand Professionals for:

Premium Advertising Account: First page ranking on site and Search, Seo of their Servemehere page, Google AD, Local emailing, Social Media Advertising. Currently 50 users are in beta testing our Premium Advertising Plaform and are paying $9.95 a month to get more traffic and clients referred.

Pay per Lead:  We have an online services request section and 1800 number request line. We will redirect leads to professionals subscribed in the program. Lead Referral Fee will vary from $5 to $50 plus a $9.95 a month to participate in the Lead Referral Program. 

Transaction fee for payment made through our site. We also plan to partner with Square mobile payment which is perfect for our Mobile Professionals and clients.

Classified ad fee to post in our Classified Exchange  in Housing, Job, for Sale section and share accross the network

Target Banner Advertising inside Professionals and Clients Account based on services offered and appointment made.

Ex: PetCo can buy ad inside all Pet Groomer Professionals Account and all Clients who made appointment with pet groomers.

See Powerpoint for more infos and Financials.

Competitive advantage

 Indirect competitors such as online classifieds have lagged behind in adopting new technologies while emerging direct competitors, which are nothing more than classifieds on steroids, lack interactivity and functionality.  Nonetheless, it is worth noting that the recent funding of couple of competitors from some prominent venture capitalists has legitimized the space.

Since our launch in January of 2009 as an online classifieds, and with a zero marketing budget, we managed to gather a total of 13000 self-registered users among which 3000 are buyers and 10000 are sellers, with 50 categories, in 50 cities. 

 Learning from this experience, ServeMeHere is now pivoting from being a classifieds to a full-fledge interactive exchange with localization, mobile application, and social features.

With ServeMeHere, sellers can promote their services with the latest social media techniques and e-coupons, while buyers can search, compare, rate,  review, refer, choose services location, share , brodcast live, tag, schedule online, pay for services, insure services satisfaction and redeem reward.

Servemehere goal is to become a Brand for local services with an ease thanks to unique functions:
Online scheduling with a Call, Localization with live status and location, e-coupon generator, service satisfaction insurance , interactive reviews, live video, Social Media referral platform integration.

See Powerpoint for detailed info of unique function to gain competitive advantage.