A Swedish home furnishing company, IKEA partnered with Urban Clap, a mobile service platform for its first store in Hyderabad‘s hi-tech city in June this year.
Patrik Antoni, Deputy Country Manager, IKEA India said, “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. 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.”
As part of this partnership, consumers buying an assortment of IKEA furniture from the store will now be able to book furniture assembly services through UrbanClap website or app.
The property will be spread over an area of 4,00,000 square feet and provide more than 7,000 Ikea products.
Home Services platform, Urban Clap will offer veteran and talented professionals to IKEA customers for unpacking and assembly in just 90 minutes. It will help customers to get the immediate solution who are looking to start using a new furniture.
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.”
Service professionals can also avail the UrbanClap’s ‘Pro’ app to systematically plan and manage requests, allowing greater competence and ease for all concerned.