Convenience Right At Your Fingertips: UGO Delivers

Convenience Right At Your Fingertips: UGO Delivers

Hungover or just hungry with no food in your cabinet? UGO has your back.

Jay Newman was just an ordinary college student at the University of Alabama. Living in a fraternity house, he grew into this role and became known as the snack guy of the house. Whatever kind of snack or even batteries, Newman had it. This idea of having snacks for others convince was just the start of UGO.

Always wanting to start a business of his own, the idea of a convenience store delivery service popped into his head one late night. He began researching and trying to see if there were any delivery services on college campuses that would deliver a coke, batteries or even a bag of chips at any day or night.

After searching all over the internet, he found that there wasn't.


He knew that this was what he wanted to do and decided to tell his parents. He told them that he wanted to drop out of college and focus mainly on building up Ugo.

Many parents might have been skeptical or just flat out say no way, but Newman's parents were all on board with it. He began building up Ugo and after years of perfecting the website and delivery service, it has finally become something more than him.

Ugo has become a hit at the University of Alabama and Newman has plans on continuing his success to other campuses as well.

"I am hoping to have UGO at another campus in the next 5 months," Newman said.

There are still a lot of things in store for the company in 2018. Many of these include a new mobile app, wider product selection, bulk delivery and local exclusives as well as partnerships.

There are so many things in store for UGO and this is only the beginning of it.

Interested in working for UGO?

There are many opportunities to be apart of the UGO team either as a driver or even as an ambassador.

Being a driver can be a time commitment but can also be a great way to gain experience in customer service, be apart of a growing small business and have something on your resume!

There is also an opportunity to be an ambassador for UGO which also can involve delivering but also some fun opportunities for helping get their name out there. These events include attending bar events, passing out flyers to promote and helping brainstorm fun ideas for the future.

"The ambassador program has been phenomenal so far and has been a great way to reach out to those who want to be involved with UGO and give opportunities to so many strengths between so many unique individuals," Jordan Bailey said. "Everyone on the team has voice and vision and it makes it incredibly easy to plan fun events that help show everyone how laid back and involved UGO is in the Tuscaloosa community!"

If you are at all interested in either of these opportunities, you can contact Bailey by email,

Cover Image Credit: Kat Nein

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No, I Don’t Want To Try Your Skinny Coffee Or Weight Loss Body Wrap

If I wanted to drink some keto coffee, I would make my own at home.


"Hi, hon! I was looking at your page and was wondering if you'd like to model a product for me! I think you're SO pretty and would love our products! Plus, you'd get a HUGE discount for doing so! Wanna hear more?!"

Just one of the many messages I've received through Instagram by people trying to suck me into their MLM pyramid scheme. Trying to steal my money and gaining profit off of my foolish behavior and failure to resist buying something because it says, "Lose ten pounds in a week!"

I've come to find out? They're gimmicks and jokes.

An "MLM" is a multi-level marketing strategy. Basically, it's the "legal" way to create a pyramid scheme.

You see them everywhere. It Works!, Herbalife, Optavia, Doterra, LulaRoe, Arbonne, Younique, Monat, you name it, and you've probably seen it. You've seen the ads from people you went to high school with now promoting their body wraps that'll melt pounds off your body.

News flash, they don't. It's a gimmick, like their "skinny keto coffee."

Or how they're promoting some trashy makeup products that will be jacked up in prices so the people selling them earn some kind of commission. Even your friend from high school who was in a band with you? She's selling Doterra essential oils in an attempt to say, "They're life changing! I rub the stress one on myself and I feel amazing!"

Essential oils aren't supposed to go on your skin...

These "hunbots" will do anything for a new customer or member on their team, even if it includes trying to put a sob story in their sales pitch, or say how joining their team will be an amazing life-changing experience that you won't regret doing.

When we start getting into their money and the profits they're making, it's actually less than you think. They'll say they're making up to five figures in a month! I would love to make five figures in a month (who wouldn't?), but I don't think you're making five figures a month selling essential oils and Lulu leggings.

(Update: Just saw someone I follow on Instagram promoting a new product from ItWorks!... needless to say, they got the unfollow real quick).

In all reality, they aren't making five figures a month.

They're lucky to even earn profit some months off of their sales. These MLM's are very money hungry and will message anyone and everyone just to gain a quick fifty bucks from people who are foolish enough to fall for this scam.

Then they have to learn how to make the money back they just gave to someone else because once you're apart of their team, you have to buy the products that you will then try to sell to other people. It's a never ending pyramid that seems almost impossible to get out of.

Basically, if you want to get to the top of the pyramid where you're earning those supposed "five figures a month," you have to drain your bank account and buy products to sell back to people who don't know the scam an MLM really is.

So now that your bank account is empty and you have all these skinny teas, essential oils and cruddy MaryKay makeup that you can't sell, you're screwed. You fell down the rabbit hole and decided to fall for the gimmick of sketchy selling. I'm slowly being convinced that these "MLM" groups are just cults wanting to expand their group and take over the world with their body wraps and leggings.

So for the love of God, if a "hunbot" comes into your DM's wanting you to try a new product because they think you would make an amazing model, block them. Don't accept their essential oils, move on with your life and act like they never tried to get you to join the pyramid scheme.

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