Hate doing your own laundry, especially after a long vacation? 🙋🏼♂️ check out this new local startup that provides on-demand laundry services. It’s called hampr.
hampr is an on-demand platform where users can schedule wash-and-fold laundry services via the mobile app. The customers’ laundry is picked up, washed, folded and delivered back to them by local “washrs”—an army of stay-at-home parents, retirees or any individuals interested in earning additional, supplemental income.
Founded by a local, working mother of two, Laurel Hess, hampr was created with the aim to help simplify users’ lives.
“I had gotten home from a business trip and was surrounded by laundry. It was the weekend and my sons had birthday parties and t-ball opening day – I didn’t know how I was going to get it all done,” said Hess. “If we can get our groceries and food from our favorite restaurants delivered—why can’t we get laundry done with the click of a button?”
Currently, hampr services the Lafayette area along with Broussard and parts of Youngsville. Expanding to additional markets in 2020, hampr is looking to add several local jobs in the coming months.
“We have already on-boarded several washrs in the Acadiana area and have been operating in a small closed beta for several weeks. As we expand, we see not only our base of washrs growing, but also positions at our headquarters,” said Hess.
To utilize the service, users purchase a $39 annual membership which includes four special hampr-branded laundry hampers in the first year. The hamprs are designed to hold one load of laundry, allowing the app to charge a flat-rate of $10 per hampr rather than per-pound which is often the case with most laundry services.
Users have the option to include their own detergent pods in their hamprs or they can opt for hampr’s default detergent, Dropps – a scent-free, dye-free eco-friendly detergent.
The hampr app is currently available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Those interested in being washrs can apply at www.tryhampr.com washrs.