Online shopping is supposed to be all about convenience, but there's nothing less convenient than being stuck at home so you can sign for a package. Because you can't be in two places at once, the app eNeighbr lets you enlist the help of your neighbors.
As reported by PSFK, eNeighbr connects online shoppers with reliable neighbors and local businesses who are willing to receive their packages when they're not around. Users can sign up through the platform's app or website and find eNeighbr hosts based on their location and availability. And like Uber, Airbnb, and other services that embrace the so-called "sharing economy," each member is rated to give you a better idea of how trustworthy these strangers really are.
eNeighbr is based on more than just the idea of being a good neighbor. Users pay a fee of $3.99 per delivery, $3.50 of which goes to the person accepting the packages Treating a neighborly favor like a business transaction gives the hosts an added incentive to get the packages to their intended recipients.
If the idea of outsourcing strangers to handle your deliveries still makes you feel uncomfortable, eNeighbr isn't your only option. Slice is an app that tracks all your packages automatically, and Doorman acts as a middle man, allowing you to schedule a window for your delivery at a time when you know you'll be home. Doorman is available in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City, and eNeighbr is currently limited to select neighborhoods in NYC with plans to expand to the rest of the city and San Francisco this summer.