New service lets consumers hire people to queue for them at busy festive time and is recruiting ‘queuers’

A site connecting customers with local service professionals is now offering people the chance to hire professional ‘queuers’. The site is also recruiting members of the public who want to provide Christmas queuing services to stressed-out shoppers willing to pay for the help.

Hire someone to queue for you or get paid to stand in a queue for someone else

A UK-based professional marketplace has partnered with several of its service providers, to offer the service. Many Britons are incredibly time-poor during this time of year and having someone queue for them may well be exactly what they need to get other festive chores complete.

Shoppers across the UK can book by visiting the search page of local professional marketplace service:  

After putting in their postcode – the service is available nationally – shoppers will be asked specific questions, like what store(s) they need a Queuer for and how long they think the waiting times will be. 

Members of the public can also register their interest in becoming Queuers by selecting the right service category here:  

Consumers will be able to visit the link and request quotes from a roster of Queuers across the UK. It’s expected bids will be around £15 p/h but all quotes are individual and dependent on the person offering the service.

Queuers will be equipped with energy bars, water and personal toilet facilities to ensure they can stay in line as long as necessary.

Sohrab Jahanbani, CEO of, said: “The festive shopping period can be stressful for even the most seasoned shopper and the struggle to get presents on a budget can dampen anyone’s Christmas spirit – that’s why we’ve introduced our Queuer service.

“People put off by long queues or the inevitable fight over the last L.O.L glamper playset, a games console or TV, often miss out on the goods because they simply do not have the time to head down to the shop and queue up. Hiring one of our Queuers ensures you have the support you need to have the most magical Christmas and allows you to spend more time with your family and friends.”