With winter coming up, these tech startups are creating a new way for you to make money the old-fashioned way. INstead of going door-to-door, you can find people to pay you for snow shoveling from the convenience of an uber-like app.
On-demand snow-removal startups like Plowz and Mowz and Shovler have revved up their service for the year’s first massive storm.
“We’ve received thousands of orders today through our app,” Wills Mahoney, co-founder of Plowz and Mowz, tells Inverse. The Syracuse, New York-based company already had over 400 trucks in the Boston and surrounding area and expects a record day in orders for plowing.
Unlike Uber, Plowz and Mowz doesn’t do surge pricing in response to demand — though the plowing charges are based on the snowfall amount. “So you will pay more for a storm that has over a foot compared to a storm with just six inches of snow, as it takes our providers longer to service the driveway,” Mahoney says.
The app, which allows for instant pricing and recently began offering pathway shoveling, plans to come to New York City markets in early 2018.