With the help of a personal concierge service, you can have anything you want—for a price. There are many startups in Malaysia, particularly in Klang Valley, that allows you to outsource household errands and skilled tasks to trusted people in the local community.
Online marketplace for deliveries and errands GoGet has finally rolled out its services in Penang, making it the second city under its belt after the Klang Valley.
Founded in July 2014, GoGet connects people who needs help to run errands with those who have the free time to get things done.
To use GoGet services, head on to their website and create a job on the platform. Once you have completed, there will be a verified GoGetter who will bid for your job. Before you approve, you are able to screen user profiles, reviews and ratings.
At the same time, Penangites are also welcomed to sign up to be a GoGetter to earn some extra income. If you are interested, just go to their website you will be able to see a button which says ‘Be a GoGetter’, click on that and register.
To celebrate their arrival in Penang, the GoGet team would like to deliver a very special surprise gift to Penangites on Tuesday, October 27. Here are the three steps to order yourself a gift.
Would it work?
The traffic conditions may pose to be a big obstacle for GoGetters, especially during peak hours. Besides that, the job fee might be slightly lower than in the Klang Valley too as the living expenses in the North has always been cheaper than the South.
Since the service has only just launched, we assume that there should be a limited number of GoGetters in the community. Nonetheless, we foresee that their services will be improved over time once there are more people signing up on the platform. Fingers crossed, Penangites no longer need to drive all the way from the mainland to the island for their favourite laksa.