The gig Economy and one of Silicon Valley’s most influential over the past decade. With a mobile phone, a car, a bag, a bicycle, employees can sign and sign – board a boat, do household chores, sit down, sell things. Companies, incl Uber, Upload, by DoorDash, appreciates the flexibility of the model for shift-sick employees. It also helps companies to stop paying for the benefits that come with services in the US: health care, paid time, and compensation. Last year, companies sponsored a successful California voting system established the financial principles of the gig into law. Similar experiments are underway in Massachusetts, Illinois, and New York.
But a new type of business, downgraded by capitalist outrage in US cities including New York and Chicago this fall, has removed the gamebook. Many of the first “instant shipping” – Jokr, Buyk, 1520, Fridge No More, Gorilla, Getir – promises very fast, kind-of-store items aimed at the doors of city dwellers. Companies say orders reach 30, 20, 15, or 10 minutes when customers click the Buy button on their apps. And the freight forwarders, especially electric bikes, are not workers in gigs or contractors – they are employees.
Adam Wacenske, head of US operations at Gorillas, said: “It would be extremely difficult to give 10 minutes if we did not have staff. At the on-site delivery gorilla staff receive medical treatment and pay for rest, and many are full-time, he says.
The startups often rent small shops in the frozen, urban areas and maintain a museum containing between 1,000 and 2,500 items – away from companies such as DoorDash, UberEats, Instacart, and Shipt, who tend to work almost exclusively. . Within the retail space, staff, re-workers, goods, select, and wallets to meet their needs, which are relatively small compared to what happens on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Carriers stop nearby to pick them up at their destination. Both DoorDash and GoPuff, another delivery company, run the same warehouse to make it possible, but only hire warehouse workers, while the exporters still work as independent contractors.
The companies have benefited from the proceeds from the food and beverage business, which drew $ 16 billion by 2021 to date, according to CB Insights. The money will allow some companies to pay for the shipment, which will be cheaper than what the customer can pay in the store, says Jackie Tubbs, a CB Insights expert who studies the companies.
Jordan Berke, founder of Tomorrow Retail Consulting who has previously run China’s ecommerce operations in Walmart, says the companies are moving to retail outlets, petroleum stores, and small shops. They are built on the premise that, when it comes to childbirth, nothing is more urgent. They are growing rapidly during the epidemic, with some people trying to avoid leaving their homes. Berke expects most of their customers to stick. “What we are seeing is that getting the things we need right away is not going to go backwards,” he says.
Not all employees are happy. In Berlin, workers at Gorilla complained about the lack of pay and said that corporate jackets and raincoats did not adequately protect them from the weather. Some German Gorilla workers who participated in demonstrations of “wildlife” – unlawful and unprotected by trade unions—he is said to have been fired after bringing several barns to a halt. This stance has led workers and professionals to question whether this new approach is the easiest course gig work wearing new clothes. “We take great pride in ensuring the experience of our employees in the warehouse, at our corporate headquarters, as well as for our passengers and seniors,” says Wacenske.
In the US, Buyk workers in New York have complained in online forums about late payments, some saying they have abandoned the reason. “Most of the payroll issues have been resolved,” said CEO James Walker. “I would not say as a startup, as well as a fast-growing company, that we do not have the pain that is growing.”