The current model which has a handful of vendors lists services across carpentry, plumbing, pest control and installation services; Easyfix, Hicare, Terminix SIS and Jack On Block are the four service providers listed on Snapdeal’s website.
“We are currently running a pilot across four cities for the last 40 days. Home-services is an interesting space and we will decide on the business model which works best for us,” said Rahul Taneja, VP of category management at Snapdeal.
The on-demand services space is growing since last year and has seen investments as big as $25 Mn (INR 165 Cr.) which was raised by services aggregator UrbanClap led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Meanwhile, Amazon also set the ball rolling by investing about $22.5 Mn (INR 150 Cr.) in on-demand services aggregator Housejoy last year.
Online classifieds company, Quikr, is also planning to invest about $37.5 Mn (INR 250 Cr.) in its home services category to take on its rivals. The company had launched its home services vertical in October last year by the name QuikrServices.
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