You know those moments when you’re at home in your jammies and you just don’t want to do anything? Like, we’re talking lounging in a robe, watching all 10 seasons of Friends and going through a tub of mango coconut ice cream. But wait… what about popcorn? And dinner? Do you just make do without it or begrudgingly end up going out? Before you put on a pair of huge sunnies and run out to the store in your robe again, try texting Magic.
Magic is a free service that brings you anything you want, at any time of the day. All you gotta do is text what you want to Magic’s number, 83489, and one of their many trained operators across the continental U.S. will find a way to get you exactly what you need straight to you. Does this mean our 3am pizza cravings can finally be satisfied? Yup — score! Magic works with DoorDash, Instacart, Postmates and even various local delivery services to ensure that you get whatever it is you need as fast as possible. But of course, each delivery’s ETA really depends on a handful of factors, like time of day, what city you need it in and the quantity you’re asking for.
If your delivery takes more than a day, Magic texts you updates on the whereabouts of your request. As for pricing, Magic co-founder Mike Chen said, “It’s kind of like Uber, where it depends on what you need, where you need it from and how quickly you need to have it by.” Payment is all done via Stripe. The first time you use Magic, they’ll ask you for your credit card info and your address. But don’t worry — you’ll be inputting your credit card info in a super secure 128-bit encrypted HTTPS link.
The great thing about Magic is that it feels like you’re talking to a friend who’s out getting stuff for you. And that’s actually how Magic got started. Chen told us, “The story behind Magic is actually fairly straightforward. We were just sitting around, and I thought, ‘I wish I could just text a number and have whatever I want come to me,’ and so we decided to start Magic. When we were first testing it out, having our food appear in front of us really felt magical, and that was like the perfect way to describe it. So we made a basic website and started out small, but we had no idea that it would go viral.” We’re sure glad that it did!
So the next time you’re having a movie night and you need popcorn, or if you want to schedule a spontaneous flight without the stress of researching for the best price, all you gotta do is text that magic number. BRB, gonna go ask Magic for some Thai food.
Would you use Magic? What would you use it for? We want to know!