Urban Essentials Co.
Bringing Grocery Delivery and More Into the 21st Century
Urban Essentials is an online grocery delivery service dedicated to bringing grocery shopping into the 21st century, and helping other businesses tap into the on-demand economy.
Urban Essentials is like Uber for grocery shopping: just shop the products like you would in a grocery store, and in a matter of hours you’ll get your groceries delivered right to your door.
At Urban Essentials, we think you deserve the simplest, most convenient solution to your grocery shopping needs. Join Urban Essentials and say goodbye to driving to the stores and waiting in long lines, and say hello to hassle-free grocery delivery!
Grocery delivery is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Urban Essentials vision for the future of the “on-demand economy” that we and other companies like Uber are helping to spark. Read on to learn more about how we’re on a mission to reimagine groceries — and usher in a whole new age of on-demand connectivity and convenience in the process!
Everybody needs groceries; it’s a fact of life. But here’s another fact: going to the grocery store isn’t fun.
Maybe you’re a full-time mom with kids in tow. Maybe you’re busy professional with a schedule that makes trying to squeeze a quick trip to the grocery in after a hectic day at the office a logical nightmare. Maybe you suffer from a disability that makes shopping for groceries an almost insurmountable obstacle.
Or maybe you just don’t like going to the grocery store that much.
At Urban Essentials, we couldn’t stop thinking: in our super-connected digital world, there has to be a way for people to get their grocery shoping taken care of without setting foot in the store themselves. You can stream movies from your couch and pay your bills with just the click of a mouse. You can hitch a ride with a driver with just the swipe of a smartphone screen.
Isn’t it about time the digital revolution hit the grocery store aisles as well?
Urban Essentials is the ultimate 21st-century solution to one of life’s most frustrating everyday annoyances.
With Urban Essentials, we’re taking a page from the “ride-sharing” playbook that has made Uber a $40 billion sucess story. But instead of ride sharing, Urban Essentials does “grocery sharing”: we connect busy people who just don’t have the time to shop for groceries themselves with shoppers who will buy their food for them.
With Urban Essentials, we’re making shopping for groceries easier and more convenient than ever before.
Just pick out the foods that you’d like for that day from the grocery store inventory on the website or app. Once you’ve submitted your order, one of our shoppers goes to the store, gets your food for you, and delivers it to your door that day.
The Urban Essentials model doesn’t just provide value for grocery buyers: it’s an awesome opportunity for our shoppers as well! Just as Uber has paved the way for anyone looking for a bit of extra cash to build a side-career or even a full-time job as an Uber driver, Urban Essentials gives people the chance to earn some extra cash doing something they already do all the time: shopping for groceries.
With our unique delivery service, Urban Essentials makes it easier than ever to get your grocery shopping needs taken care of.
Faster Food Service
Urban Essentials promises same-day deliveries for your food orders — at no extra cost. Need to make a family dinner ASAP or just feeling hungry? Just pay an additional fee for 1- or 3-hour delivery.
Locally Focussed Cuisine
Unlike other online ordering services we could mention, Urban Essentials wants to help you embrace your pride in the local market! We’re able to connect you to grocery stores in the area, so you won’t have to worry about your food coming from some warehouse. You’ll be able to know exactly what you ordered and where it’s from!
Urban Essentials pricing does include a slight mark-up for our services, but ultimtaely our prices reflect the price of the market, so when you shop with us, you’ll save time without wasting money.
You are our first and highest priority! We want to give you the most attention and best service that we possibly can. With our rating and feedback system, your voice will be loud and clear for us to hear.
As we’ve said before, grocery delivery barely scratches the surface of the Urban Essentials vision of the future — both for our company and beyond.
Smartphones and other mobile devices have ushered in a whole new age of connectivity and convenience. You can pull up the Uber app on your smartphone and have a car show up at your house in minutes; you can pull up Grubhub and order Chinese food with just the swipe of a smartphone screen.
At Urban Essentials, we recognize that these pioneering companies are more than just a flash-in-the-pan: they signal the beginning of a new age of freedom and convenience and a new economic era that we are calling the “on-demand economy.” And our goal, beyond just being at the heart of the on-demand revolution ourselves, is to help other businesses take advantage of the on-demand economy — and we’ve built a tech platform that will help them do exactly that: Cheetah.
With our world-class Cheetah platform, which forms the backbone of the Urban Essentials grocery delivery service, Urban Essentials’s vision is to break down the barriers, like lack of capital or technical knowhow, that are holding others back from taking advantage of all that the on-demand economy has to offer.
The turnkey Cheetah solution will empower entrepreneurs and businesses in a whole range of industries to become on-demand industry innovators — and launch Urban Essentials into the on-demand stratosphere in the process.
Urban Essentials has already had some incredible success with the launch and operation of our MVP. We’ve been able to get the company off the ground and prove that there’s really a demand for this service.
Not only that, but we’ve already filled 370 orders and delivered over 4,000 items from the supermarkets in the area. And it hasn’t just been large service but good service. More than 60% of our customers are return customers, meaning that they loved our service and came back to order again!
Our customers aren’t the only ones to have noticed: 9 media outlets have already noticed us and written features about our service, including the Oklahoman, the Oklahoma Gazette, and Fox25.
We won’t stop at groceries though. Our unique software platform will allow other entrepreneurs and businesses to connect to the on demand economy.
For more information about the future of Urban Essentials and how you could be a part of it, please request access to the Business Plan page of this profile.
Andre Watts – President and CEO
Coming from a background in sales and telecommunication, Andre has worked in sales and customer service with big names like Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Microsoft. Since he’s worked with some of the biggest companies, he knows firsthand what one should and should do to run a successful company. Andre’s always wanted to create, and when he noticed how the mere mention of a trip to the supermarket could make a person groan, he decided he wanted to do something to fix that with Urban Essentials. Andre creates and guides our creative vision.
9Tribe – Development Partner
9Tribe is a leading customer software development firm that enables businesses to accelerate development strategies. With their natural and international team, they’re able to provide clients with exceptional project support beyond those of a traditional development firm. They combine general business modeling with a thorough knowledge of complex software systems to help businesses develop.