Have you heard of Bidvine ?
•This is a collaborative post.
Bidvine is a great online service for finding professional help in all aspects of your life, from a plumber to a personal trainer. There are over 800 services available covering the whole of the UK.
The site which is also available as a mobile app is simple to use. When you first go to the site, you simply put in the service that you are looking for along with your postcode. You are then asked some very simple questions so that you can be matched to the most relevant people in your area.
So I gave it a go.
I thought that I would test this by searching for Pet Boarding as we’re going away later in the year so will be looking for somebody to look after our lovely Charlie.
These are the questions that we were asked.
How many pets require boarding? 1
What type of pets do you have? Dog
How long is the required boarding period? A week
Do you require any related services?
Making sure they’re fed
I’m not sure
Where can the service be delivered?
The service pro travels to me
I travel to the service pro up to: This is where you add in the miles that you are willing to travel for the services.
When do you need Pet Boarding?
There is a drop down menu asking on the timescale which you can choose from being urgent to requesting a specific date which is what we would chose for Pet Boarding.
Anything else the Pet Boarding Service Provider needs to know?
You can add in any additional details or requirements if needed.
How would you like to receive bids?
You can opt to have a phone call with offers or text messages
Then the request is submitted.
This works on the basis that the Bidvine database will match you with professionals offering all sorts of services matching your requirements. You will then be contacted either by phone call or text with offers which you can accept or reject.
I was contacted within 20 minutes of submitting my request which I thought was amazingly quick.
What did I think?
This is really simple to do, and you can sign up for a Bidvine account by logging in with your Facebook or google account or by creating one using your email and a password.
I’ve had a good old poke around the site, and there’s all sorts of services on there including Flat Pack Furniture Assembling to Stress Management Coaching. It’s really simple to do and using the app, can be used with ease as and when things crop up.
What’s better is that most of us like to use people who have been recommended, so for any jobs that are completed you will be asked to review the services, and in turn you can read other peoples reviews which will help you make the right choice for whatever you choose.
I’ve downloaded the App as it’s always handy to have in case of an emergency. I have a list of odd jobs as long (actually longer than) my arm which try as he might, Chris just isn’t Bob the Builder!