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79 On-Demand Business Ideas

From Charitable Cat Deliveries to Emergency Doctor Consultations

— January 29, 2016 — Lifestyle
The on-demand business model has exploded in the past year or so, indicating that speed and convenience are highly valued among consumers. Many of these services are tied to a mobile app, which heightens the convenience factor while also offering company-specific insights.

The majority of on-demand business ventures are delivery services, especially in the food industry. This cuts down on wait times for hungry customers, which is essential when dealing with temperature-sensitive orders like Gelato Messina's ice cream or Chai Point's tea. So many companies are looking to offer delivery, that delivery-specific software as a service (SaaS) startups like Bringg are now a thing.

Of course, the on-demand business concept goes beyond food and drink to a number of necessary and nice products. This includes on-demand fuel, nursing and even mom rental services.
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On-Demand Zombie Experiences
On-Demand Zombie Experiences
This Halloween, Lyft Will Dispatch Zombies to Un-Liven Up Parties
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Streamlined Courier Food Deliveries
Streamlined Courier Food Deliveries
UberRUSH ChowNow Offers Restaurants Payment and Runners in One
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Emergency Doctor Consultations
Emergency Doctor Consultations
This App Helps Users Connect with Doctors in Disaster Scenarios
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76
On-Demand Maternal Services
On-Demand Maternal Services
Nina Keneally's NeedAMom Service Caters to Motherless New Yorkers
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75
Donut Delivery Services
Donut Delivery Services
This Popular Chain is Set to Offer Delivery and Curbside Pickup
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74
Efficient Laptop Repair Services
Efficient Laptop Repair Services
'Techy' is an On-Demand Laptop Repair Service
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On-Demand Liquor Deliveries
On-Demand Liquor Deliveries
Amazon Prime Will Now Deliver Alcohol to Buyers in Under an Hour
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On-Demand Candy Deliveries
On-Demand Candy Deliveries
SpoonRocket's Candy Delivery Service Makes Getting Halloween Candy Easy
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71
Beauty Booking Apps
Beauty Booking Apps
GoBeauty Locates Salons, Spas and More on Demand
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70
Messenger Taxi Services
Messenger Taxi Services
Kakao's Mobile Messenger Now Has a Chauffeur Service Extension
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Chilled Food Delivery
Chilled Food Delivery
On-Demand Food Delivery Startup Deliverd Brings Meals That Need Heating Up
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Student-Run Delivery Services
Student-Run Delivery Services
This Service Uses Student Couriers to Deliver Meals on Campus
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67
On-Demand Breakfast Deliveries
On-Demand Breakfast Deliveries
This App is Launching a New Promotion for National Breakfast Week
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On-Demand Communication Apps
On-Demand Communication Apps
This App is Designed to Simplify the Act of Phoning Someone
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On-Demand Spirituality Apps
On-Demand Spirituality Apps
SoulPulse Monitors Spirituality Through an Ongoing Study
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Effortless Food Delivery Services
Effortless Food Delivery Services
This Company Lets Users Place an Order with a Simple Greeting
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Musical Whiskey Deliveries
Musical Whiskey Deliveries
This Service Provides Quality Liquor Via Frank Sinatra Impersonators
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On-Demand Photo Editing
On-Demand Photo Editing
The Repixl International Network of Image Editors Applies the Uber Model
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On-Demand Bike Rentals
On-Demand Bike Rentals
This App Gives Memebers Access to Mobile Bike Rentals
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On-Demand Tannenbaum Deliveries
On-Demand Tannenbaum Deliveries
Uber is Spreading Cheer with a Christmas Tree Delivery Service
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On-Demand Locksmith Apps
On-Demand Locksmith Apps
This Service Allows Customers to Request a Locksmith at a Fixed Price
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On-Demand Delivery Services
On-Demand Delivery Services
The Doorman Service Lets You Schedule Packages At Your Convenience
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On-Demand Programming Services
On-Demand Programming Services
Rabbits Lets You Quickly Outsource Simple Coding Jobs Via Email
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On-Demand Taco Deliveries
On-Demand Taco Deliveries
The Taco Bell Chain Has Officially Launched a Fast Food Delivery Service
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On-Demand Takeout Apps
On-Demand Takeout Apps
The Seamless App Makes Finding Restaurants and Food Orders Easy
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City-Specific Delivery Campaigns
City-Specific Delivery Campaigns
These Ads are Aimed Directly at New York City Residents
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Theatrical DVD Deliveries
Theatrical DVD Deliveries
Discover Movies' Instavideo Service Makes Downloading Movies Pointless
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Homework Help Apps
Homework Help Apps
Tutor App GotIt! is an Inexpensive Solution for Math and Science Advice
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Charitable Cat Deliveries (UPDATE)
Charitable Cat Deliveries (UPDATE)
UberKITTENS Encourages People to Adopt Kittens After a Playtime
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Hand-Delivery Apps
Hand-Delivery Apps
The Quiqup App Offers On-Demand Pick-Up and Delivery Services Across London
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On-Demand Realtor Apps
On-Demand Realtor Apps
This App Helps Connect Buyers with Real Estate Agents Anywhere in the World
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On-Demand Parking Apps
On-Demand Parking Apps
This App Helps Drivers Locate and Reserve Parking Spaces in Advance
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Outsourced Delivery Services
Outsourced Delivery Services
Delivery Cube is a B2B Option for Restaurants and Take-Out Companies
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On-Demand Babysitting Apps
On-Demand Babysitting Apps
Date Night Now is a Peer-to-Peer Platform for Booking a Babysitter
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On-Demand Nurse Services
On-Demand Nurse Services
Nursing Company Go2Nurse Brings Healthcare Straight to Your Home
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Gadget Delivery Services
Gadget Delivery Services
DoorDash and b8ta Partnered to offer On-Demand Tech Device Delivery
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Dog Walker Apps
Dog Walker Apps
'Wag!' is a New App for Dog Owners That Will Find You a Dog Walker on Demand
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Bicycle Food Delivery Apps
Bicycle Food Delivery Apps
This On-Demand Local Food Delivery Service is an Eco-Friendly Option
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Global Flower Deliveries
Global Flower Deliveries
This Company Connects Users with Local Florists Around the World
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On-Demand Lawn Services
On-Demand Lawn Services
Mowz Lets Homeowners Book Lawn Care Services as Needed
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Delivery Software Services
Delivery Software Services
Delivery Service Software Platform Bringg Helps Companies Compete
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On-Demand Meal Apps
On-Demand Meal Apps
The 'E Le Me' Food Delivery App Serves Meals from Small Eateries in China
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Indian Grocery Delivery Services
Indian Grocery Delivery Services
This Mobile Application Allows You to Order Groceries On-Demand
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On-Demand Gas Deliveries
On-Demand Gas Deliveries
The 'WeFuel' App Allows Consumers to Request Gasoline on the Go
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Clothing Alteration Services
Clothing Alteration Services
'Air Tailor' Conveniently Picks Up and Delivers Your Alteration Items
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Outfit-Deciding Apps
Outfit-Deciding Apps
The Castoff App Makes Friendly Advice Only a Tap Away
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Massage Delivery Apps
Massage Delivery Apps
This Massage App Brings a Certified Massuses Directy to You in Under 1 Hour
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Picnic Basket Deliveries
Picnic Basket Deliveries
Merienda Picnic is an On-Demand Service Perfect for Summer Weekends
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On-Demand Fuel Apps
On-Demand Fuel Apps
This Gas Delivery App Lets Users Refuel Without Leaving Their Driveways
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Local Booze-Delivering Apps
Local Booze-Delivering Apps
Boozlegger is New App for Liquor Delivery in Toronto
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On-Demand Masseuse Services
On-Demand Masseuse Services
Zeel Offers In-Home Massage Services with Speedy Same-Day Bookings
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On-Demand Alterations
On-Demand Alterations
zTailors Delivers Affordable Tailor Services Directly to Your Home
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On-Demand Hairstyle Apps
On-Demand Hairstyle Apps
This App Allows Users to Send a Professional Hairstylist to Their Home
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On-Demand Shipping Services
On-Demand Shipping Services
This New Service Will Ship Practically Anything for Business Clients
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On-Demand Laundry Apps
On-Demand Laundry Apps
The Laundrapp Grants Consumers a Mobile Dry Cleaning Service
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On-Demand Medical Apps
On-Demand Medical Apps
The Circle Medical App Provides Patients with At-Home Medical Care
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Unlimited Maternity Rentals
Unlimited Maternity Rentals
Le Tote Offers Flexible Subscriptions of Maternity Clothing for Women
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Charitable Hunger Apps
Charitable Hunger Apps
Feeding Forward Helps With Donating Food and Eliminating Food Waste
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Restaurant Hummus Deliveries
Restaurant Hummus Deliveries
Uber Israel Satisfies a Specific Food on Demand Need from Abu Hassan
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Dog Exercising Apps
Dog Exercising Apps
The Wag Dog Walking App Lets You Choose a Local Walker From Your Phone
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On-Demand Nail Services
On-Demand Nail Services
'Glamsquad' is Now Teaming Up with Essie Cosmetics for At-Home Manicures
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Mobile Charger Rental Services
Mobile Charger Rental Services
This Rental Service Provides Charger Packs to Power Smartphones
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On-Demand Car Wash Apps
On-Demand Car Wash Apps
This App Brings Custom Car Wash Services to Users' Homes
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On-Demand Ice Cream Trucks
On-Demand Ice Cream Trucks
The 'Good Humor' Ice Cream Trucks Can Be Summoned with a Single Tweet
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On-Demand Mover Apps
On-Demand Mover Apps
The Extremely Handy Lugg Moving Service Gets You Help Moving Heavy Objects
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Flexible Tutoring Apps
Flexible Tutoring Apps
The Tutors Platform Virtually Connects Private Teachers to Students
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On-Demand Laundry Services
On-Demand Laundry Services
'Simply Laundry' Improves Dry Cleaning, Washing, Folding and Delivery
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Quality Delivery Apps
Quality Delivery Apps
Premium Food Delivery Service Deliveroo Makes On-Demand More High-End
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SMS Ordering Services
SMS Ordering Services
'Magic' Ordering Lets You Buy Everything from Food to Flights Via Text
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Curbside Delivery Apps
Curbside Delivery Apps
This New On-Demand Delivery Service Helps Make Shopping a Hassle-Free Task
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On-Demand Coffee Coolers
On-Demand Coffee Coolers
'Apex Anywhere' is a Vending Machine That Produces Custom Coffee Orders
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On-Demand Test Drives
On-Demand Test Drives
Peugeot's New Car Test Drive Lets Twitter Users Try Out a Car Immediately
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On-Demand Insurance Apps
On-Demand Insurance Apps
Cuvva Offers Hourly Car Insurance for When You Drive Your Friend's Car
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Gelato Delivery Services
Gelato Delivery Services
In Australia, Ice Cream Delivery is Available Just In Time For Summer
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Restaurant-Free Delivery Apps
Restaurant-Free Delivery Apps
This New Startup is a Meal Delivery Service Backed by David Chang
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On-Demand Fuel Services
On-Demand Fuel Services
Booster Fuels Fills Your Car Up Without the Trip to the Gas Station
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B2B Delivery Services
B2B Delivery Services
Food Delivery Platform Valk Fleet Targets Restaurants and Take-Out Companies
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Van Delivery Services
Van Delivery Services
Cab Company Uber is Trying Out a New Logistics Service in Hong Kong
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On-Demand Flower Deliveries
On-Demand Flower Deliveries
Urbanstems Provides Same Day Bouquets at In-House Costs
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