Nimbl introduces cash delivery app

Nimbl introduces cash delivery app

In a strange hybrid of the physical and digital money worlds, an app has launched which delivers cash to people too lazy to walk to the ATM.

Dubbed Uber for cash, the Nimbl app lets users request up to $200. A runner is then dispatched to deliver the funds, typically within 15 minutes to 30 minutes.

When the (background checked) runner arrives, Nimbl sends a payment request and the customer pays via Venmo, PayPal, Google Wallet or Square Cash. The firm is giving new users free deliveries to begin with but the normal charge is a flat fee of $5.

The service is currently only available in New York and San Francisco and as an iOS app, although Android and browser versions are in the pipeline.

Although the death of cash has long been foretold - especially among the young, urban tech-savvy audience Nimbl is targeting - paper money is still widely used for low value transactions and the company is hoping to get cash-only businesses onboard to promote the service.

So far it has proved popular with users, garnering an average of four and a half stars from 19 reviews in iTunes. Says one: "I never carry cash because, well LBH you don't need it most of the time. but this app makes things really easy whenever I do run out, you just order and they deliver it. no frills."

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