In only three weeks at East Carolina University, crowd-sourced mobile delivery app, JoyRun, is changing delivery service on the Greenville, North Carolina campus.
As reported by The East Carolinian, JoyRun is a community-based delivery service app that enables students to request and offer orders for food and other products.
JoyRun got its start eight months ago at the University of California, Davis and has since reached over 12 campuses across the nation, including Cornell, Michigan State and Oregon State. ECU recently joined Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the third campus in the state to incorporate the app.
Popular delivery requests made via the app include food orders from restaurants like Chipotle and Chick-Fil-A, but JoyRun members can request and offer food delivery from any area restaurant. Because the app is not limited to food delivery other retail purchases like clothing and other retail goods, can be delivered as well.
As an example, the East Carolinian report points to a student who used JoyRun during the Halloween weekend, to request a delivery of firewood after running out.
Deliverers, meanwhile, can choose to charge a fee of up to $5 per person, with up to five people on each order.
In its eight months on campus, JoyRun has seen UC Davis students earn a reported $50,000 on deliveries using the app, with some students earning as much as $5,000 individually.
The app is also planning various promotions, including one scheduled for the week prior to Thanksgiving that will offer a different deal for each day of the week from a number of local restaurants.
ECU’s JoyRun operation is enlisting a team of student interns and it is looking to expand. JoyRun is available for free on the App Store and Google Play Store.