'Room Service' is an online convenience store that delivers necessities like snacks, drinks, toilet paper and cleaning supplies directly to residents of Halifax's peninsula in less than 45 minutes.
The store's online presence enables consumers to browse through a diverse inventory of products that would typically be found at a local corner store, offering items that range from tampons and diapers to chocolate bars. Through this set product list, the business is able to maintain a small inventory, while eliminating the need for a large stockroom. The orders, which are processed through the site, limit at-door interactions, providing consumers with more free time to study, play with their children, or simply enjoy the day.
The company's target demographic is university students, who are privy to a convenient, digitized lifestyle, however the company frequently delivers to parents with young kids, and seniors with limited motor vehicle access. Johnathan Cannon, the company's founder, claims that Room service functions around the philosophy of "selling people their time back."