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Are you like most people: living in a fast-paced city, working long hours, and have no energy to get the little things around the house done at the end of the day? Handy has an app for that.
Launched in 2012 by Umang Dua and Oisin Hanrahan, Handy hit its $1 million a week in bookings just two short years later. Of their almost 100,000 bookings each week, over 80% are from satisfied, repeat customers. And unlike other home cleaning service, Handy pays its employees a healthy wage and lets them pick their own hours. Each employee makes anywhere from $15 to $22 per hour for home cleaning services.
Home cleaning service isn’t all they offer any more, either! In 2015, Handy expanded its branding to include furniture delivery and assembly as well. This lets you choose furniture via the Handy.com website, have it delivered and assembled by professionals, all from the comfort of your own home.
“The aim of the new service is to make customers happy. This about taking something people are doing — buying furniture that needs to get to their homes and be assembled — and making it into a great experience,” Hanrahan said in an interview.
Founders Dua and Hanrahan aren’t looking to become an e-commerce portal however. Their aim is to take the hassle and headache out of buying furniture that you then have to figure out how to assemble yourself. Additionally they want to offer these one-stop options at a more attractive price point as an alternative to when the stores don’t offer any assembly at all, or offer it at an outrageous price.
Currently thefrontrowview.com reveals that Handy is offering furniture by Ikea through its website, but the founders stress that they are not affiliates or partners with Ikea or any other current (or future) retailer. In fact they are hoping to add more retailers and categories of furniture to the mix in the future. The price of the furniture is the same as Ikea is selling it for, plus tax and a nominal delivery and assembly fee.
Handy is currently offering an array of other services as well such as plumbing, electrical, and will even help you move! Often they have next-day availability as well as a mobile app which effectively turns your phone into a “remote control” for your home, letting you manage bookings and make purchases from anywhere you are.
All professionals hired by Handy.com are thoroughly vetted via background checks at the local and state levels, so you can rest assured that you are getting quality service from qualified professionals.