Repairs, Errand-Running and Assembly-on-Demand Businesses Thrive, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Another sector in the flourishing gig economy capitalizes on busy consumers simple “to-do list” needs such as repairs, running errands, shopping and assembling furniture, appliances and toys.  Major players in this area include TaskRabbit, which was acquired by Ikea in late 2017; Handy, offering furniture assembly, moving help and home cleaning; Thumbtack, which provides lists and reviews of professionals to accomplish a variety of tasks in all 50 U.S. states; and Porch, which focuses on home projects such as appliance installation, landscaping, gutter cleaning and art hanging.    

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