Online classified platform Quikr has launched its vertical QuikrServices, with a special focus on the unorganised sector of service providers across the country. Pranay Chulet, founder & CEO at Quikr, had spoken about QukirServices to Inc42 at the recently held INK Talks in Mumbai this month.
The new vertical will provide easy access to reliable service providers across sub-categories such as home, travel, financial, health, fitness, beauty and event services.
Speaking on the launch, Pranay said, “Market making in the services category is a hard problem to crack standalone. However, over the years, services have organically become a huge category on our platform as it goes very well with our other strategic categories like C2C, homes and cars. The unorganised and fuzzy nature of supply and demand is the biggest challenge in this sector and now QuikrServices is here to bring some structure to this chaos.”
The company aims to bridge the gap between offline local home services ecosystem and online demand for the same. Besides, it is also looking to cut down the time and effort taken to find technicians/experts in a given area, through location-based results that include verified listings and options to call service providers or request a call-back.
The platform also has a “Quikr Connect” feature that allows customers to state their needs to customer care executives, who in turn connect them with service providers that best match their requirements.
Few other features include on-demand services with a pre-defined price list & confirmed booking, a “Needs Dashboard” to help track & manage conversations with service providers from booking to delivery, and also has a ratings & review feature.