Startups WashNow in Qatar

Published on August 15th, 2015 | by Yasser Masood


Manage your laundry with WashNow in Qatar

Most of us are easily pre-occupied with a packed schedule that we don’t even have the time to manage some of our basic needs. From social events to work-related meetings, you want to make sure you have the best clothes in hand (pressed and cleaned). For people in Qatar, that’s already an item on the minds of those who are working in Doha.

Looks like laundry problems are looking to be solved for residents in Qatar with a new startup. WashNow is looking to address the thorny problem of piling up dirty laundry, letting you manage the whole task from your smartphone. That means more time for you to focus on what’s important at hand, while this happens parallel to your daily routine and you don’t have to be reminded about it.

The Qatar-based startup is aiming to tackle a void that few have chosen to address yet the opportunity exists. Think of it as a local courier service combined with Uber connecting to the best laundromat. The service works via their native app, where you can schedule a pick-up and drop-off for your dirty laundry. Currently, the service’s coverage area is restricted Doha and the nearby suburbs. The startup has confirmed that it’ll also available in smaller towns like Al Khor and Al Wakrah from late September.

Laundry pick-ups currently take place between 7 am and 10 pm, with the intent of providing 24/7 pick-up and delivery by the year’s end. However, users can place their order throughout the day via the app. WashMe has stated that people have been placing orders between midnight and 2am for an early morning pick-up.

The service is currently accessible with their Android app (download it via Google Play). Their official website states that the iOS version should follow sometime in September. You can follow WashNow on Twitter for more updates on their service.

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Who am I? Some say I’m a walking breathing Wikipedia in Qatar, knowing anything from the obscure to the mainstream. I’m just a tech-savvy gadget loving and dissecting geek, juggling a day job with some community passion work. You can follow me on Twitter: @YasserM86

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