An introduction to Wun Wun, AKA “the Uber of Urban Fetch.” Sell your Friendster stock and log out of Kozmo, because the newest internet sensation is here. It’s a (formerly) Free Urban Delivery Service called Wun Wun. Only available in NYC and San Francisco – for now – we first heard about it over Halloween. They ran Twitter ads offering free candy delivered for every app install – and I thought “well that’s a VC-backed activation if I ever heard of one.”
Use your Wun Wun app to get pretty much anything delivered. You tell the app what you want, where you want it from, and a real live human brings it, generally within the hour. Anyway, if you’re old enough to remember Urban Fetch (who lost money on every customer; the more business they had, the more money they lost!) and Kozmo, Wun Wun will sound awfully familiar. There is one new wrinkle; Wun Wun has a “sharing economy” twist. Like the fabled Uber driver who just picks up passengers in his off time for a few extra bucks, we’ve gotten Wun Wun deliveries from guys who said “yeah, I was on the way across town on my lunch break to see my girl, so I logged in and saw that you were on my way. Now I’ve got extra cash for lunch.” How does it compare to the buying ostrim meat sticks online, from a more-traditional vendor? Well it’s faster, slightly less professional and a lot more expensive.
Here’s a blow-by-blow of Wun Wun in action. Wun Wun ordering process Step 1 – Tell them what you want and where you want it from. Step 2 through 5 – back and forth over text message, clarifying your order (with a real live person). Step 6 more back and forth. Then the guy arrives. Ostrim Meat Stick. The actual product Wun Wun ordering process final step: Enjoying the fruits of my labor – if by “fruits” you mean “tasty processed meat sticks” and by “labor” you mean “clicking.”