New ZINKN app offers on-demand personal assistant services

ZINKN, an on-demand personal assistant app, launched in August and is available at the Apple App Store or Google Play. The business is headquartered in Sun City, with a site in Scottsdale at 6619 N. Scottsdale Road.

The app provides Valley residents with an easy-to-use tool to request on-demand or scheduled help with a wide range of personal services such as errands, household tasks, transportation and family care, according to a release.

It also provides contract jobs for workers, called People Share Providers, looking to supplement their income with flexible hours.

Since its launch, ZINKN has had more than 500 downloads. It is serving the Phoenix metropolitan area with plans to launch in California in early 2019, according to the release.

Michael Vogler

“My family has a long history within the care industry, a legacy that I’m excited to carry on,” Michael Vogler, founder and CEO of ZINKN, said in the release.

“There’s a growing need for working adults, especially parents with school-aged children and often with senior parents they’re caring for, to have one easy place to get help with their list of everyday to-dos. That’s how ZINKN and the concept of ‘People Share’ were born,” he said.

ZINKN People Share Providers can assist with everyday tasks, such as errands, chores, transportation to and from appointments, or spending time and/or providing care for loved ones. Users are able to set up accounts for their children or parents, allowing them to request last-minute, trusted help when an unexpected need arises, according to the release.

“I knew we could help people feel less stressed and have more time for what’s really important, quality time with their families,” Mr. Vogler said in the release.

“To us that meant safe, reliable, friendly help that people can trust, and an amazing customer experience. The beautiful thing about ZINKN is that it matches people who love to help with people who need extra help,” he said.

What sets ZINKN apart from other competing apps is its on-demand structure. Although ZINKN users are able to schedule out service appointments, the app matches users with the best help possible within minutes. Users can see worker location in real time, as well as rate and save favorite People Share Providers for future tasks, according to the release.

In addition, ZINKN only requires users enlist a provider’s help for a minimum of one hour, as opposed to competitors’ typical minimums of two to four hours, according to the release.

Alternatively, users can get help from the same service worker for the entire day, spanning whatever they need done to be productive, rather than using multiple apps for various niche services.

Other user-friendly benefits of ZINKN include:

  • Real-time view of provider’s location with estimated transit and arrival times.
  • Secure in-app messaging and phone calls.
  • Flexibility of having a personal assistant services for as little as one hour to eight hours.
  • Time starts once the ZINKN provider arrives for the job.
  • Ability to cancel the job within five minutes of provider’s arrival.
  • Option to build preferred provider lists; users’ preferred providers are cued first for the jobs and have one minute to respond before the job becomes available to others.

All ZINKN contract providers are pre-screened and undergo background checks including driving record, vehicle safety inspections, criminal records, past or existing bankruptcies and inmate searches, according to the release.

Providers are required to have three or more years of care experience and, once hired, must maintain at least a 4.6-star rating.

ZINKN is supporting consumer service requests in the Phoenix metropolitan area and accepting People Share Provider applications. Learn more about ZINKN at zinkn.com and download the People Share Provider and consumer apps from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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