THE MODEL: A platform for users to find pet sitters. Other services such as finding dog trainers, dog walkers and nannies are also offered.
STARTUP: Holidog (French startup)
WHAT I LIKE
Core Idea – An online marketplace connecting dog owners and pet sitters and trainers.
Excellent UI – The interface is extremely clean and visually appealing.
Other Services – The platform connects dog owners to not only pet sitters, but also to a host of service providers such as trainers, walkers, nannies who would be required from time to time.
Holivet Guarantee – All unforeseen accidents are covered by the platform under this insurance scheme.
Subscription cum Freemium Model – Users can use the service totally free of charge. The only charges are for booking a sitter. Also the platform offers subscription packages to users who use the service frequently. These packages include the entire bundle of services offered and help users save money.
Market Size – The pet services market may not be big enough to build a big business. Other related services may need to be added further to increase the revenue potential of the startup.