UrbanClap becomes Furniture Assembly Service partner for Swedish home furnishing brand IKEA in Hyderabad4 years ago Saritha Keshamoni
Urban Clap will now offer skilled and experienced professionals to IKEA customers for unpacking and assembly in just 90 minutes!
UrbanClap, the leading mobile services platform, has been engaged as the Furniture Assembly Service partner for IKEA in Hyderabad. The world’s largest furniture retailer will open its first store of about 400,000 square feet property in Hyderabad’s Hi-tech city this summer.
IKEA is a Swedish home furnishings retailer popularly known for its well-designed and affordable flat packed furniture and Do it yourself (DIY) concept. As part of this collaboration, consumers purchasing a select range of IKEA furniture from the store will be able to book furniture assembly services via the UrbanClap app or website. IKEA will contribute in the training of the carpenters on UrbanClap’s platform, thereby, upskilling them to become professional IKEA assemblers. The experienced and trained professional will reach the required location in around 90 minutes, providing an immediate solution for customers looking to begin using their new furniture.
Commenting on the partnership, Varun Khaitan, Co-founder, UrbanClap, said, “IKEA is an extremely prominent global brand, and has been the world’s largest furniture retailer since 75 years! The company’s belief in UrbanClap as a partner is a source of pride for us, and a boost to India’s entire startup ecosystem. The partnership is a result of the mutual objective of the two brands to keep customer experience and efficiency at the center of everything. We look forward to enabling customers to enjoy the long-awaited entry of IKEA into India, and are pleased to have a vital role in IKEA’s plan to provide Indians with the best furniture in the world.”
Patrik Antoni, Deputy Country Manager, IKEA India said, “As we get closer to the first IKEA India store opening, we are working to create a convenient and affordable service offer for Indian customers. DIY or Do it yourself is still a new concept in India and we will invest heavily to provide affordable and quality services. We are happy to partner with UrbanClap, India’s largest home services platform wherein trained carpenters in Hyderabad will assemble furniture for IKEA customers’ at their homes. The IKEA trained carpenters will be listed on the UrbanClap platform and customers will be able to order their services. This is a win-win situation both in terms of strengthening our business offer as well as engaging local community to be part of the IKEA business To further strengthen our services offer, IKEA will also have an in-house team of 150 assemblers, out of which today 75 are women in line with our commitment to have 50% women co-workers at all levels in IKEA India.”
UrbanClap will use automated hyperlocal matchmaking to identify the best service professionals in a 5-7 km radius and will provide an industry-leading 30-day service guarantee and insurance against damages. UrbanClap’s 30-minute booking slots, transparent pricing, and industry-leading services fit in perfectly with IKEA’s requirement to provide a convenient way for its customers to prepare their furniture purchases for use.
With its entry into the furniture assembly service market, UrbanClap affirms once again its mission to bring the best and most reliable professional home services delivered to India’s doorsteps. Service professionals in this category will be able to use UrbanClap’s‘Pro’ app to comprehensively schedule and manage requests, enabling greater efficiency and convenience for all concerned.
Founded in November 2014, UrbanClap.com is India’s largest mobile services platform. It provides trusted services across 100+ categories including photographers, a salon at home, home cleaning & repairs, yoga & guitar instructors, and many more. Whether you are looking to decorate your home, get candid pictures on your wedding day, plan your kid’s birthday party or get healthier, UrbanClap.com is the ultimate destination for all service needs. UrbanClap.com workforce is of a strong 100,000+ verified experts and has served over 3 million users so far. UrbanClap.com uses technology and smart processes to structure the highly unorganized services market in India. It aspires to make hiring a service professional as easy and straightforward as buying a product from a top e-commerce platform.