Meet this New Service That Insists You to “DO NOTHING”

Couch Potato claims to have become Pakistan’s first delivery app in the shared economy/ on-demand space.

Couch Potato, that announced its launched today, aims to pioneer in a previously untapped market here in Pakistan by providing a seamless means for people to do their everyday delivery related chores, with a mobile app that connects them with a rider.

Their motorbike riding crew, or heroes as they call them, are freelance workers similar to Careem drivers and are spread out in the hundreds across the city. Couch Potato claims their riders will be available in under 15 minutes in most areas of Karachi and Islamabad and are set apart from other delivery services because of the way they operate.

The service is meant to help household members who are usually caught up in doing the day-to-day delivery related errands, win back some of their time by getting someone else to pick up the dry-cleaning, get the groceries or even deliver something to a customers’ home. They are geared towards home to home, shop to home and office to office package deliveries at the moment but are expecting to expand quickly with a range of similar services.

“We want to empower the people of Pakistan to use their time more efficiently. With our app we hope people can spend more time doing meaningful things, like being with family, and less time on the mundane day to day tasks that they aren’t required for. In addition, our service will benefit thousands of young aspiring entrepreneurs around the country to work as riders.” – Salman Wasay, CEO

Riders go through extensive and regular training to ensure a secure and seamless experience from start to finish.

According to the company, sending or receiving something with Couch Potato will be a delivery experience unlike any other they’ve had in Pakistan, not just from a customer service point of view but because they don’t employ a team of riders. Instead, Couch Potato recruits riders in the hundreds, as business owners who use their app platform to provide delivery services.

The app is built as a peer to peer technology by a very passionate team. To them, the internet is magic and allows sellers and buyers to share services and conduct trusted transactions over smartphones in a way never before possible. They believe sharing and cooperation in the production and consumption of goods and services in Pakistan will pave the way forward for a brighter future for the country.

The Social Sharing Economy offers immense value for communities, especially in underdeveloped nations. Derived from not-for-profit initiatives, the on demand economy has evolved into a collection of firms that connect millions of consumers with other private citizens who can provide goods and services quickly and efficiently. With Uber and Careem already sending ripples through the country, we’re keen to see how Couch Potato will add to the landscape.

Visit www.couchpotato.com.pk and download the Couch Potato app for iOS or Android

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Ambreen Sheikh

    just ordered roll pratha from F-10 markaz..! user frndly app!!

    • Farhan Ahmed Khan

      how much u paid apart of roll paratha?

  • Sara khan

    Great – much needed service..

  • Uzair Farooqi

    Really? We still have to follow the 7 steps. So its not do nothing thing ?

    • Abdul Zahoor

      Hahaha You too are right but they meant any outdoor activity :-)

  • Ishtiaq

    They should be read for an upcoming ban from our tech friendly government. Good luck!

  • Ishtiaq

    KMQ can you smell something alike that churan mall? Samjh gaye na?

    • Muhammed Ovais Alam

      Free country main bhi khufya language main baten ;)

  • Faheem Ahmed

    i want it to work in rawalpind :)

  • Faheem Ahmed

    free>

  • Imran Rasheed

    Best use. Call them on Bhari Eid to deliver your ghosht to your far away rishte daars.
    Best of Luck guys.

  • SENi

    Charges?

  • Wolverine

    Propakistani team! Please write your each article in Urdu also. Sometimes we have to send these type of articles to the people who cannot understand English. Supreme Court just ordered for Urdu and some institutions are working on it. So you should also think abt it.

    • They still waiting for Supreme Court Oder Copy !

      • Muhammad Kamran

        which will be English:)

        • RiP URDU !

        • Wolverine

          No. I heard it was the first ever order of Supreme Court that was issued in Urdu.

    • aamir7

      Noted.

  • Taha Najam

    Never got the pin via sms to complete the sign up process. Uninstalled.

    • Alee Tariq

      i got the pin immediately kindly check the app permissions on your phone !

      • Taha Najam

        Nope. All checked.

  • Arsalan Shah

    I want to use the loo. Can Couch Potato help me please? :P

  • Qandeel Janjua

    I presented same idea at i/o nest was laughed at by Mahira Maniar who is fortunately been relieved now and is working for tcs now xD

    • Carl

      might be TCS start this type of service soon.

  • Carl

    a lots of opportunities for unemployed persons to become rider. . . heads off for this kind of services. be your own boss!