UPDATE: Delegate is closed their private beta December 31st, 2019 in preparation for public launch in the spring.
Delegate is a Boston-based technology company that has developed an on-demand concierge service powered by a combination of humans and AI technology.
Their goal is to complete tasks for you with the same or better quality as you could do yourself, and to make the process as seamless as possible.
The company was founded in 2017. At the time of writing this GetDelegate.com is still in private beta, but anyone can sign up to their waiting list and request access via their website.
When you sign up you have access to their team and can start sending requests and tasks right away. They are able to complete just about any task for you that you’d ask of a personal assistant.
One of their taglines reads, “The average person spends an hour each day on menial personal tasks. Don’t be the average person.”
Could you use Delegate’s personal assistant service to free up more of your time?
Delegate say they are powered by (currently Boston-based) humans who know how to get the job done right, while using technology to get the job done fast. They operate on a flat monthly of just $50 for unlimited tasks, which is very competitive.
How Delegate Works
All of your communications go through their app which is available for iOS and Android. You can either speak or type your request, and a member of their team will get on it. (Email works too, if you prefer.)
You can submit unlimited requests. In my conversation with a Delegate rep, he mentioned the only real restriction is to make your requests “reasonable.”
What’s reasonable? He said anything you’d expect to spend up to an hour or two on yourself.
If you have several of those types of requests per month, you can begin to see how this service will pay for itself in time savings many times over.
Delegate is largely an anonymous team-based service, meaning you won’t necessarily deal with the same assistant every time, or even know who’s helping you.
Want to test it out? Request to join through my referral link and get $25 off your first month.
To give you an idea of the kinds of services they expect from their customers, some examples they list on their marketing information includes:
- Making travel bookings
- Finding last minute tickets for a sports game
- Recommending gifts for a special event
- Requesting quotes for local services
- Booking a table at a restaurant
- Online shopping research
As you can see from the above, Delegate doesn’t handle the kinds of business tasks you’d hand over to a virtual assistant. Rather, they provide more of a personal assistant service.
Plans and Pricing
Delegate currently have one flat rate monthly pricing plan of $50. For this you get unlimited tasks, there are no additional fees, and you can cancel at any time.
Most other services in the virtual personal assistant space charge based on your expected use. Fancy Hands, for example, which may be the most similar service, charges $75 a month for up to 15 20-minute tasks.
Delegate is currently in private beta and only open to US customers. If you request to join with my referral link you’ll get $25 off your first month.
Magic offers a very similar service, but at $35 per hour, you’re going to run up a higher bill as soon as you use 2 hours’ worth of their service.
There are some bespoke concierge services that also provide a similar service. One you might consider checking out is One Concierge, which has plans starting at $250 per month. (You also get some interesting perks and discounts with companies they’re affiliated with.)
If you could use help with both business and personal tasks, or see the benefit of a dedicated assistant, take a look at OkayRelax.
Have you used Delegate to help with any tasks? If so, please leave a review below to help others with their decision.