Poppy payments are here!

The long awaited day has arrived. Poppy is finally cash-free. Now, just like Uber, when your booking is done, your credit card will be simply and seamlessly charged.

The long awaited day has arrived. Poppy is finally cash-free. Now, just like Uber, when your booking is done, your credit card will be simply and seamlessly charged.

Amazing right? Some people (many in fact), will ask, why wasn’t this done sooner? Well, first, payments are a complicated thing you want to spend some time on getting right, but the main thing was that while annoying, payments weren’t the most urgent thing in need of fixing.

Finding wonderful, qualified caregivers and figuring out an efficient way to match them to families was the more pressing puzzle to noodle on.

And now that we’ve made a sizable dent in that and grown to a respectable size, we’ve realized that payments is now the most broken thing. The challenges of hundreds of families having to run to ATMs or fish out check books each week, the trials of caregivers mistakenly being underpaid or being forgotten to be paid, the awkwardness of having to figure out names and sums and details….

Painful. Now over.

As of today, you’ll simply connect your credit card. Once your booking is complete you’ll see the amount to be charged based on the actual time worked and you’ll be given the chance to round up or add a bit extra if warranted. That’s it.

Imagine that. A night out, or errand run or the end of a busy day. Now you can greet your caregiver, run to the kids and focus on the next thing. No pesky details to worry about.

If you have any questions at all, check out this FAQ or just drop me a line: avni@poppyteam.com. In the meantime, we hope helps make your life just that much simpler.

Meet Poppy!

How do you do? I’m Poppy. I’m your splendid fairy “god-helper” that’s just a text message away. Forgive me for just a moment while I practice my pitch…

How do you do? I’m Poppy. I’m your splendid fairy “god-helper” that’s just a text message away. Forgive me for just a moment while I practice my pitch:

When you need a pinch hitter, I’ll find you someone in a flitter. There’s no need to chittera simple text will do. My sitters can take care of your whole litter (as long as they’re not critters).

So get rid of those jitters. I’m no quitter, and it must be saidthere’s no one fitter to match you with the perfect sitter.

Dear me… Ahem… In all seriousness, I’m simply a matchmaker. No, not of the romantic kind. This is matchmaking for a different kind of relationship, but one that’s equally as special. I look forward to pairing your family with the most delightful caregivers in your neighborhood. The ones that make your child’s eyes light up when they walk through the door. (Yes, they do exist!)

If my silly little rhyme wasn’t clear, here’s how it works: text me the date and time that you need help, then just sit pretty while I coordinate the rest. I’ll promptly respond to your message once a match is secured. It only takes a text. Brilliant, right?

You can rest easy knowing every sitter we send into the world has taken the Poppy Pledge™. It’s a pledge to bring a dash of whimsy, a burst of glee, and a flood of joy into your home and the lives of your children. Each sitter is also Poppy Certified™  – the most rigorous of screening processes I could imagine.

I proudly sing the praises of each and every sitter, and I’m confident you will too. At the end of each session, please do share your feedback. It further helps me find a complementary caregiver for your child and for your family.

Poppy! There’s no copy. And even when it’s soppyoh, blimey. Here I am waffling on again about myself when I’d really love to learn more about you. If you’re in need of care, click here. And if you’re an exceptional caregiver with at least five years of experience, click here.

Cheers, dears!

Poppy