Hers is a business thats going places
June 12, 2008 · Updated 1:27 PM
Camille Cameron-Sanders loves to meet new people. She also loves to drivewhich explains why shes combined her two loves to form GO4U Errand Service, a business she runs out of her home in Port Orchard.
Our main thing is we want to help people out in their homes and make businesses and companies more efficient at a cheaper price, Cameron-Sanders said. Everyone needs some help.
Her errand service is just that, running errands for those that dont have the time or physically cant run. Cameron-Sanders does the things others cant do.
We do parties, birthdays, weddings, things like that we can help out with, Cameron-Sanders said. Everyday things, like going to the grocery store, picking up mail, helping you get your laundry delivered, things like that and everything in between, all across the board.
There are a lot of seniors around the area that need someone to go to the store for them and pick up groceries because theyre not able to do that, Cameron-Sanders said. Or businesses that need documents dropped off. Like people that spend so much time out of their business sending other people to the store, we can do that for them.
Cameron-Sanders said shes willing and able to fight the crowds at stores during the holiday rush season, doesnt mind standing in long lines for driving all over the Kitsap Peninsula, which she does on a daily basis. For now, she runs errands in just Kitsap County but is willing to cross the water on either side if the price is right.
And its quite simple, she says. All a customer has to do is call, ask her to run an errand and Cameron-Sanders covers the rest. If its picking up a package from UPS to doing the family shopping, she covers the cost upfront and is paid back by the customer on delivery. Plus the companys delivery fee.
GO4U charges a flat fee of $7 per delivery anywhere in Kitsap County. That doubles to $15 outside the county and can go up to $30 for special events, depending on the event, Cameron-Sanders said. There are also discounts given to seniors and for deliveries booked well in advance.
We just want to be simple yet flexible to different needs, Cameron-Sanders said.
And daycare centers make up some of GO4Us business. Cameron-Sanders makes weekly delivers to many around the area.
The idea for the business was born out of Cameron-Sanders own trials as a mother of two with a husband serving in the military.
Theres a lot of military families out here and (their spouses) are gone a lot, Cameron-Sanders said. But they still need to do things, and were here to help out.
GO4U, which has been up and running since May, is licensed but not bonded, since the company isnt paid until the delivery is made. And having a military tie, the company has access to Costco, the commissary and the PX.
As of now, Cameron-Sanders is running errands on her own but help is on the way. A friend is moving to Port Orchard soon and will jump on board. And both of their husbands will be around to help, as well.
We want people to understand that when you are dealing with our service, youre going to get reliability, Cameron-Sanders said. And value because we go above and beyond what you would expect. We want people to know that they dont have to carry a burden all by themselves. Were here to help.