How to Help Out in Your Community with SKOOT Errands

How to Help Out in Your Community with SKOOT Errands

Although Lockdown 2.0 has officially begun, we have some good news to report on! I’m happy to announce our latest app feature, Errands, is about to go live! Every cloud has a silver lining, right? Keep reading to find out all there is to know about the feature that helps you, help your friends. 

How Does SKOOT Errands Enable You to Help Your Friends?  

Errands is a new app feature coming to the SKOOT app that allows you to run errands for your mates – or favours as we like to think of them – whilst automatically rebalancing your carbon footprint. No, you didn’t read that wrong, all of our customers are carbon negative. We plant a tree every three rides. Just for you.

The new feature allows you to request or offer errands to be done without needing any other points of contact first. It’s up to you what that is. Whether it’s picking up a prescription, click and collect order,  or your XBOX controller you stupidly forgot at your mates house.

How Can I Efficiently Do Favours For my Mates?

Errands is there to help you! It’s fair to say that we’re all busy; every little way to allow each of us to get our to-do lists done more efficiently is as valuable as that last coconut on a desert island you’re stranded on. Time is precious, Errands removes you wasting your time from messaging all your mates separately to see who’s free to help you out as you can just bulk ask up to 10 friends in the app at once. 

It is pretty simple, you enter the requested information into the app, the driver accepts the errand and they then follow the instructions so they can deliver the item/s to your door.

 Once completed, chuck them a tip or consider it a voluntary good deed, up to you. 

Key Features:

  • Ask up to 10 friends.
  • Tip your friend for helping out!
  • Carbon offsetting – for every 3 Errands we plant a tree
  • Connecting friends who drive with friends, neighbours and communities who need help during Lockdown.
  • Schedule errands for future datesIcon of Young Super Hero!
  • No strangers – trust the people who are helping you out!

Why Should You Do Good Deeds for People?

Did you know that doing good deeds actually has several benefits, here are 6 examples on how it can help you:  

  • Decreases stress
  • Increases life expectancy
  • Makes us feel better 
  • Makes us happier at work
  • Promotes mental health 
  • Motivate you to do good again

Why Have We at SKOOT Created Errands for You? 

2020 has been a year of resilience, especially for start-up companies like ours. The pandemic has pushed us to diversify and we’ve risen to the challenge. We took a step back in these difficult times and figured what is it that people really want and need?

You know that feeling of satisfaction you get when you do a good deed? That’s what Errands is all about. It’s about making you feel good for helping out whilst actually doing your friends and loved ones a favour too. Everything about the SKOOT app is always a win-win situation. Talk about killing 2 birds with 1 stone!

We understood that people like to help out, whatever the scale. Due to the restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, some people being completely immobile, we thought we can put our technology to good use to help facilitate and make the lives easier for those that need help most.

Put the two together, and Errands was born.

We’re sure we don’t need to remind you but just think of all the people you currently know who are isolating and are in need of medication, food and other essential but for some reason can’t get hold of it. Well now they can!

The feature is extremely user-friendly, even for those who aren’t so tech-savvy, those such as my Grandma Barbara (still doesn’t understand how to put an alarm on her phone)

Reflection from Lockdown 1.0

What was so amazing about the last lockdown, was the sense of community that brought the nation together. From clapping every Thursday evening for the NHS  to sending a letter through your neighbours letterbox, saying you can help out. It was amazing to see. 

This is where the idea of Errands stemmed from. Giving our customers a convenient and efficient tool to help out their own community.

That’s what SKOOT is all about, giving you the platform to make your day-to-day lives somewhat easier. 

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Errands will be live in the next 2 weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for the release. If you haven’t already, download the SKOOT App here to get involved.