Handy.com is a new app that everyone should know about. You just download it to your iPhone, Android or Windows device and whenever you need to hire a maid, small job repairman, plumber or even furniture assembly helper; just open the app and request their services. Handy makes ordering help around the home, (or office), as simple as ordering delivery from your local Chinese restaurant or pizza joint.
In addition, the workers are paid well. They set their own rates and work as independent contractors. There’s no need to worry about whether or not they’re getting fair pay or whether they’re working under fair conditions. They choose their own conditions and work only the schedules they choose. This way if they want to work part time so they can attend school, work another job or stay home with their kids, they have the ability to do that. It’s a win/win situation for both you and them.
Handy’s furniture assembly service is a new addition to the app and a new invention when it comes to business models. Basically, the customer can choose from several furniture items for sale on the app. Once they’ve chosen their item, they can request the help of a local a furniture assembly professional to deliver the furniture that very day and assemble it for them on the spot. This is definitely an idea whose time has come. There are so many times when a service like furniture assembly comes in handy for college students, young professionals or people establishing new offices alike.
Because of the innovative Handy business model the founding entrepreneurs Umang Dua and Oisin Hanrahan have been able to secure funding to expand their business in over 28 new cities. They’re business is even represented in both the UK and Canada!