Pickle

Dream. Dare. Do.

Connecting those who Dream and
Dare with those who can Do

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Welcome to Pickle

At Pickle, we believe it's the small things in life that can make a big difference.

That's why if you can dream it or dare it, Pickle will help you find someone who can do it.

Whether you want something doing or you want to dare someone to accept a fun and bold challenge, the only limit is your imagination.

So come on, Dream, Dare or Do. 

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How to get started

Simply download Pickle,
post your dream or dare and
we’ll take care of the rest! 

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FAQ

  • About Pickle
    • What is Pickle?
      • Pickle connects those who dream and dare with those who can do.
      • Whether you want something done or you want to dare someone to accept a fun and bold challenge, the only limit is your imagination. So come on: Dream. Dare. Do.
    • I can dare someone on Pickle?
      • Yup, you heard right. Perhaps you’re a charity looking for someone to pull off an outlandish stunt all in the name of a good cause. Maybe you and your flatmate want to settle a bet to see if it’s possible to get from Portsmouth to John O’Groats and back in a single day, but can’t find a stooge to take on your mission. Or you want to challenge a friend and go down a formal route to ensure the bet gets paid?
    • What can you use pickle for?
      • Whatever you want (keep it clean. We’re a family company). No matter how outlandish or seemingly mundane the task, find someone to do it for you. Car needs washing? School play crying out for a director? Corporate function demands a fire-breathing juggler? Remember: Dare. Dream. Do.
  • How to use Pickle
    • What do I need to use Pickle?
      • The basics are a compatible device (an iOS or Android smartphone), an Internet connection and a bank account.
    • Where can I use Pickle?
      • Anywhere in the UK – to begin with. We’re already planning to grow. And grow. And grow. You can’t see us right now, but we’re currently studying a map of China. (We’re not. We’ve actually been talking about biscuits for the past 20 minutes.)
    • How does it work?
      • Visit wearepickle.com on your phone’s browser and download Pickle (granted, you’ll be on our website if you’re reading this, so feel free to share the information). Select iOS or Android, depending on your mobile phone’s make and model, then just follow these steps:
      • 1. Enter your information and tap ‘Send’.
      • 2. You will receive a verification code sent to your phone by SMS.
      • 3. Enter this code in the Pickle verification field and tap ‘Send’.
      • 4. When in the app enter your full name and add a recognisable photo of yourself (this will help you to get more credibility and jobs, rather than that picture from Corfu).
      • 5. Tap ‘Save’.
    • Filters let you see different jobs on the map:
      • Available: jobs that are available for negotiation or acceptance.
      • Active: jobs that you are involved with and that are in progress.
      • Posted: jobs that you have posted.
      • Negotiating: jobs that you have negotiated on.
    • How can I receive job alerts?
      • 1. On your profile go to ‘Job Tracker’ and set up the kinds of jobs you would like to be notified about, the distance you’d travel and the price range. If you don’t select any jobs, you will be notified about all kinds of jobs. If you select specific types of jobs, you will only receive notifications about those. Make sure the ‘Receive Job Match Alerts’ is on if you want to be notified as soon as a job that matches your criteria is posted on Pickle.
      • 2. Save the new settings and that’s it: you’re ready to go! This is very much the ‘Do’ part of Dream. Dare. Do.
    • What is the difference between accepting and negotiating on a job?
      • Accepting a job means you are agreeing to do the job within the timescale and for the price that the Customer advertises it. Negotiating means that you can change your offer to provide the service that the Customer would like from you.
    • Can I accept more than one job at the same time?
      • Yes, although it’s down to you to complete tasks as agreed.
    • Fee vs. price of goods.
      • When posting a job you can define how much you are willing to pay someone to get it done. This is the job fee. If they’re buying something for you, you should also add in goods and set the respective price. If the person doing the job ends up spending more or less than what you had defined, it’s fine. When the job is completed you’ll have the chance to update the value of the goods to reflect what was actually spent, before paying them.
    • Can I use Pickle full-time?
      • You could – it really is up to you. After all, if you’re successful enough, you could make Pickle a profession and become your own boss. You could be a professional Pickler (we just made that term up, but we like it).
    • What are things to remember when posting a Dream or Dare?
      • 1. Think of something you want done or want to see happen. And remember: anything is possible.
      • 2. Click Post and confirm your address or the address where the dream/dare is taking place.
      • 3. Enter a Title and Job Description
      • 4. When do you want it done?
      • 5. How much you are willing to pay someone?
      • 6. Are there any goods involved? If so, put a rough guesstimate so that the other users know (and don't worry: you can edit this amount when completing payment).
      • 7. Pick a category and post. That’s it!
  • Who can use Pickle?
  • Safety
    • Is it secure?
      • Of course. Let us list the many reasons why:
      • 1) When you download the Pickle app and create your account you need to verify your phone number;
      • 2)When you post or accept your first job, you’re requested to connect to Paypal who run their own verification system;
      • 3) Users are rated for the work they’ve done;
      • 4) You can opt to only deal with verified users that have a Verified Badge - these have been personally checked by us;
      • 5) We personally check every job that is posted and proceed to delete jobs that do not respect Pickle's guidelines;
      • 6) You can use the Brief My Buddy option to notify your friends and family of your whereabouts;
      • 7) If you're unsure about a job, you can contact us so that we can help;
      • 8) No, that’s it. Just checking if you’re still here. Your attention span is positively impressive!
    • Why do I have to rate or be rated?
      • That way, you’re helping Pickle’s users find the best people for a job. For example, if you’re a master joiner, then the Pickle community deserves to know how wonderful you are. Or if you’ve creosoted someone’s shed and produced the finest spot of paintwork since Michelangelo looked at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and thought, “Time for action,” then the world needs to know.
    • How do I see my own rating?
      • Go to Profile and underneath your name is your average rating.
    • I don't have a rating, how can I build my rating and trust?
      • Be patient, young Padawan. It will happen. You might have to be prepared to lower your rates initially, purely to win customers and build up a rating that way.
    • Why do I need to enter my telephone number at the beginning?
      • This is from a security perspective – you will receive an SMS with a code in order to sign up to Pickle.
    • What if I change my phone number?
      • Make use of the Account Recovery feature in your profile. This will ensure that your entire Pickle account is saved if you change your phone number or lose your device. Yes, that is clever.
    • What does the blue tick on a user profile picture mean?
      • This is a Verified User badge. You can apply to be a verified user by going to Profile and select Get Verified at the bottom of the screen. This means that the Pickle team will check you are who you say you are. Then you will have a blue badge, leaving people safe in the knowledge that your account is more trusted.
    • Is there a charge for verifying my account?
      • There is no charge for verification, it is as free as the air you breathe.
  • Payments
    • How do payments work?
      • When you first attempt to Negotiate on a job or Accept a job, you will be asked to login to your Paypal account or asked to create a Paypal account. Paypal is a third party payment developer whom Pickle uses. More info at: https://www.paypal.com
    • Can anyone create a Paypal account?
      • Yes, anyone can create a Paypal account – as long as you hold a bank account. You hold a bank account? Well, you’re in luck, mate.
    • How do I connect with Paypal?
      • To make a payment, you will need a Paypal account. You will be redirected to a secure form to create a Paypal account (if you do not already have one), where you will be required to create an account. When this is done, you will be redirected back to Pickle automatically. You are now tantalisingly close to Dreaming, Daring and Doing.
    • I need to change the bank account that my Pickle account is connected to - how do I do this?
      • You need to log in to your Paypal account - you can do so here: https://www.paypal.com/signin
      • You can link your bank account, enter your bank information by following these steps:
      • 1) Log in to your PayPal account.
      • 2) Click Profile near the top of the page.
      • 3) Click My money under My Profile.
      • 4) Click Add my bank in the Bank accounts section.
      • 5) Select Checking or Savings account and enter your information.
      • 6) Click Continue.
    • What if my payments fail?
      • Should a payment fail, a job will not be deemed complete or it will be cancelled. Ensure your Paypal account has the right information or that your card is still valid and try again. If the issue persists, send us an email to info@wearepickle.com.
    • How does Pickle make money?
      • We take 10% commission from each user on every job completed.
  • When things don’t go as planned...
  • Other
    • Do I have to share on Facebook/Twitter?
      • Well, we obviously can’t make you. However, as the great Jerry Maguire once said, “Help me, help you.” So share it on social media, and, if you’ve enjoyed the experience, tell your friends and family. What’s more, if you’ve just undertaken a frankly bizarre task, you want to show off about it (let’s be honest: social media is often a modern way of showing off). The more you can spread the word about the wonder of Pickle, the more jobs can get done, and the more people that are aware of Pickle, the more we will be able to make everyone’s lives easier. Now, hold hands everybody and sing: “We are the world, we are the children…”
    • What if I can’t find a category that I want to put a job under?
      • We’ll try to accommodate all of your requests, within reason. Furniture tester might be a real thing (go on, look it up, we’ll wait), but only broader job categories will make the cut. Share your needs and suggestions by writing to info@wearepickle.com.
    • I am addicted! Is there a helpline?
      • No. But there is an app. Pickle! Find someone who can help you talk through your addiction. Was that helpful? It wasn’t? Oh, sorry. No, there’s not a helpline. Although we question whether you can get addicted to having your life made easier.
      • Now seriously, if you have any questions, feedback or need help using Pickle, please email us at info@wearepickle.com. We’d love to hear from you!