The On-Demand Economy is commonly defined as the economic activity created by online marketplaces that fulfill customer demand via the provisioning of goods and services immediately or much faster and/or easier than traditional firms.
Uber, Lyft and ridesharing services are often cited as examples. But Amazon is in many ways a better example.
However you define it, the concepts of on-demand are quickly spreading across the economy.
There's been a recent flurry of news illustrating this. These include:
All of these articles have appeared in the last couple of weeks. There are many more, but we figure these are enough examples to get the point across.
There are several interesting things about this list, beyond illustrating the growth of the on-demand economy.
First, both B2C and B2B firms are in this list. Also notice professional services are going on-demand with on-demand lawyers and architects in the list.
The bottom line is consumers and businesses are increasingly looking for on-demand delivery of goods and services. This means few, if any, industries won't become part of the on-demand economy.