The Three Wise Questions

There are lots of ways to understand Vimbly.  You could try it.  You could ask a friend about it.  Or you can ask three questions:

  1. What is Vimbly?
  2. Why is the current solution insufficient?
  3. How can I use Vimbly to actually help me?

Well well!  We’re glad you asked!


What is Vimbly?

Vimbly lets users discover and book recreational activities.  It eliminates hours worth of tedious research people have unhappily accepted when booking activities like photography classes, tango lessons, or Italian cooking sessions.  All the info is in one place instead of the usual process of Googling, picking nearby locations, checking prices, manually comparing schedules (which are each presented differently), and then exchanging emails to lock it down.  Whether you want food adventure from gelato making, craftiness from glass blowing, or adrenaline from stick shift driving, Vimbly has it.


Why is the current solution insufficient?

Try finding an intro photography class…

This applies to anything that requires a booking and isn’t an event one could just show up to (e.g., sculpting, luxury chocolate tour, wine & cheese tasting, etc.).  Previously booking such an event required extensive research and potential email exchanges.  Now the user can see and do it all in one place.

FACT: 71% of people have decided against signing up for an activity they wanted due to the hassle of booking.


How can I use Vimbly to actually help me?

Discovery applies to Jack scrambling to answer “what can I book for my date tomorrow?”  Jack can browse ideas, see the availability of multiple vendors simultaneously, choose a pizza-making class, and book it instantly.

Bookability applies to Sarah, who knows what she wants – a Tango class – but wants to pick one hassle-free.  She can immediately see the classes near her apartment, when they start, and how much they cost.  Sarah can then book what is best for her schedule.

Vimbly provides the simplest solution by organizing the disaggregated availability of local businesses.

 

 

6 thoughts on “The Three Wise Questions”

  1. Dani Harmer says:

    This will save me HOURS of messing about on Google & SO many trees when I don’t need to scribble down pros and cons of each option I randomly discover as I go! You’ve no idea!! ^.^ I’d no idea anything like this existed, I’m off to go check out what you’ve got!

  2. Marcus King says:

    Genuinely, I’m surprised nobody thought of something like this sooner. With all the different offerings out there, in this case classes, there’s really been an opening in the market for something like this. Kudos for pulling it off so well! I’ve been in the market for a new hobby, I’m off to go *peruse* Vimbly’s listings for something fun.

  3. Ashley says:

    I’m visiting a friend here in NYC and checked out Vimbly after she recommended having a look for some activities over the next week. Seeing what’s on offer, I’m kinda disappointed we don’t have a service like this in the Sweden. It makes things so much easier, are you ever going to branch out?

    1. Ashley says:

      Well we had a look through everything and while the Beginner’s Static Trapeze sounded fun (*gulp*) we went for the Gelato Making class. It sounds like fun and oh so tasty. Can’t wait until Sunday!

  4. Darleen Saowa says:

    I work really random shifts any 5 days out of 7, so I never have regular days or evenings off when most classes are running. Not only does something like Vimbly take the sting out of the booking process, but I can pick and choose what suits me and when, without wasting sooo much time on research – Googling for classes, Googling for opinions on classes, Googling for recommendations, oy! The list goes on!

    1. Derek Sneddon says:

      I’m the same, so finding classes (or anything) through this kinda method is definitely what I think a lot of lifestyle’s out there are asking for. I used to be hesitant of sites like this, but over the last few years, I’ve come to realize we need things like this to take the tedium out of searching around for options. Quick and painless!

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