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Bellhops

Book college students for local moving help.

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Kevin William David
Hunter
Bellhops contracts college students for local moving help, on-demand. Serving 130+ cities with over 9000 students. $40/hr per student. Anyone used them before ?
Andrew Condurache
@kwdinc i remember somethig similar yet more hilarous on Shark Tank. Forgot what they were called though..
Toni Gemayel
@kwdinc I have and had a great experience. I think @bellhops has a pretty great model that could be extended outside of moving as well
[deleted user]
@acondurache Yeah, I think it was called College Hunks Hauling Junk or something ..
Cam Doody
Maker
@iorahul @acondurache Yep, they're a franchised, asset-based moving company. Traditional moving model.
Shubham Datta
This is awesome! Hope you guys expand to Canada soon - I know a lot of students up north itching to help out!
Everette Taylor
This is clever, not only does it allow you to find some help but puts some much needed money into the pockets of college students.
Cam Doody
Maker
Thanks for the love @ProductHunt! I'm a co-founder of Bellhops, would love to answer any questions. We're based in Chattanooga, TN (home of the fastest internet in the country - 1 Gig) and are building a team of hustlers. Up to 31 at HQ now. Goal is to provide a better solution for small, local moving with an on-demand system and awesome Bellhops. 50m americans will move this year, and 3/4 are 'do-it-yourselfers'. Not bc they want to do it themselves, but because there isn't a better alternative.
Kevin William David
Hunter
@camdoody Love the idea ! Are you thinking of other verticals than local moving ? Pretty sure you could use the college students for other other on-demand services .Could be huge!
Cam Doody
Maker
@kwdinc Definitely, but we're extremely focused on the moving market right now. There is no question that we could utilize our workforce forother things, especially once we launch geo-spatial in our upcoming mobile app. Right now, we're laser focused on this market though.
DAVE MORIN
@camdoody Great idea.
Cam Doody
Maker
@davemorin “Focusing is about saying no.”
Kristofer™
Very cool idea. Although I was assuming payment was going to be more in the ballpark of "cigarettes and beer" vs money, but $40/hour sounds like a steal!
Cam Doody
Maker
@KristoferTM Haha, don't think people don't offer that to our Bellhops as tips (happens all the time)!
Ross Rojek
I worked for the Starving Students moving company in college and was one of the only students employed there. Lots of our clients were disappointed that it wasn't all students,
Cam Doody
Maker
@SacBookReviewer That's great to hear. All Bellhops are actually current college students. Bellhops have to have active .edu email addresses, in addition to a number of other screenings. People just really like working with college students. I think they remind you of a simpler time :)
Robleh Jama
Looks like an awesome service! Do the students have a truck? If so, what's the pricing for that? Like @Shubham mentioned it would be cool to see you guys expand into Canada.
Cam Doody
Maker
@robjama We do provide moving trucks, they just aren't ours (thank goodness). We're a zero-asset company, and procure all our moving trucks through relationships with nationwide truck rental co's. The fee is a flat $135 if you need us to provide a truck. After fuel, insurance, and mileage it's basically a wash, and mostly a convenience to the customers who don't have to pickup/drive/return anything. Offering trucks just gives us more opportunities for billable labor-hours. We're coming to Canada, dont worry :)
[deleted user]
@camdoody Rentals are CRAZY expensive here though for people under 25 :( Trust me, I know, and I have a couple of years before I can break into the lower rates. Hopefully you can strike a deal with some rental companies.
Cam Doody
Maker
@iorahul Definitely. Our corporate accounts give us boosted privileges, and we're able to procure trucks at a standard rate. So we have that part covered. I'm assuming 'here' is SF? If so, pumped to be launching there next year!
[deleted user]
@camdoody Oh great! But by "here" I meant Canada.
Cam Doody
Maker
Ahh, yes. Canada truck prices. Yep, we know about them. Looking into working out deals..
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Bellhops is a modern moving company.

We combine technology with a young and talented workforce to provide a unique, cost-effective and stress-free moving experience in 15+ cities. Our app-based workflow enables us to quickly communicate with our movers anytime, anywhere, eliminating the need for traditional brick-and-mortar locations, 9-5 schedules, and massive call centers. We take these savings on overhead and transfer them directly to our customers.

Estimate costs and book your move online in minutes.

Select a service, day and time that work for you.

Choose your preferred number of bellhops and the amount of time it will take to get your stuff loaded, transported and unloaded.

Reschedule your move at no charge up to 24 hours before move day.

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Meet your Bellhops.

Once your move is booked, bellhops in your area are notified through our app and claim your job.

You’ll receive an email with photos of your bellhops the day before your move.

We handpick hardworking, courteous college students and train them to be the best movers you'll ever meet. Each one is fit, friendly, fully background-checked, and dedicated to giving you a moving experience full of big smiles and a positive attitude.

Relax while bellhops do the heavy lifting.

Your bellhops arrive on move day and clock in through our app. They’ll work with you to lay out a plan for your move and get to work. Once the truck is loaded, you’ll caravan with your bellhops to your final destination, where they’ll complete your move.

Finish, pay and tip in one simple step.

Once your bellhops have completed your move and clocked out, you’ll receive a link to approve the time they worked. You’ll pay, opt to tip and leave a review in a single cashless transaction.

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