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Handy Expands Its Services To Include Home Delivery

Handy, the revolutionary new app that has been called the “Uber of home services,” has recently added another development to their list of services: home delivery and assembly of furniture.

Since its launch in 2012, the company has seen enormous success and is now active in over 25 major cities across the United States as well as in Canada and London. Founded by Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua, who now both act as CEOs of the company, the product’s functions and features are very similar to app-based transportation services such as Uber and Lyft. A customer enters their location and their specific service needs, and a local professional quickly provides them with a quote that includes tax and tip. With their credit or debit card on file, the customer pays the professional instantly and the service is carried out.

The new expansion, called Handy Delivery, debuted as a Home Cleaning New York City service and fills customers’ needs for convenience when having furniture delivered to and assembled at their home. The new home delivery service has started with the delivery and assembly of Ikea furniture, allowing customers to purchase products from the Swedish furniture and home goods manufacturer through Handy’s own website. Items can arrive as early as the next day, and customers are given a 2-hour window time for delivery. As an added convenience, if the Ikea item you wish to have delivered to you is not accessible via the website, you are encouraged to email Handy a list of the items you wish to purchase and they will handle the buying, pricing and delivery for you.

Handy CEO Hanrahan makes it clear that his company is not going to transition to becoming an e-commerce-based platform. Similarly, the company is not working with Ikea, nor are they gaining any monetary compensation for offering Ikea products on their website. Rather, the company is looking to make the task of ordering furniture and having it delivered much more simplified for the customer. In the near future, Hanrahan and his partner Dua are looking to expand beyond Ikea to incorporate several other furniture stores into Handy Delivery’s services.

This development is one of several recent signs that the company is continuing to grow in its success. The company has recently announced that it has hit $1 million in bookings per week. Hanrahan and Dua are also looking to expand the original App to more cities across the world.