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Helpling, Europe’s leading marketplace for booking household services online, has announced that it would expand its Amsterdam operations with the introduction of window cleaning. Window cleaning is the second service provided by the cleaning platform. With the new service, the company is positioning itself as the hub for all home services.
Exciting step for Helpling
A press release quoted Floyd Sijmons, co-founder of Helpling the Netherlands: “Window cleaning is an excellent service that fits the ambitions of our company. The market is conservative with a significant amount of back work. We’re making the window cleaning business transparent with a fixed price per window and flexible. The frequency of window cleaning is relatively high making it an exciting next step for Helpling. ”
Helpling has entered into partnerships with reliable companies with years of experience in Amsterdam and who share the same mission and values. With Helpling’s tech and marketing experience, the window cleaning partners can benefit from Helpling’s channels and online booking platform. This way they can remain focused on their core business: window cleaning.
The company assures and guarantees the consumer a legal window cleaning company. Payment is secure, online, and after the job is done. All supported by Helpling’s customer service. On the website or via the app, customers can book a vetted and insured service provider and gain back free time within a couple of clicks. For service providers, the innovative online service makes it easier than ever to find new clients and to manage when and where they want to work. As for now, the window cleaning service only covers the Amsterdam area. Shortly, the firm plans for the extension of the service to other cities in the Randstad.
Plans and investors
Helpling currently offers its services in 9 countries: Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland, UK, UAE, the Netherlands, and Singapore. The company plans to open more branches in other parts of the world in a short time. The German scale-up was founded in early 2014 by Benedikt Franke and Philip Huffmann. Helpings’ investors include Rocket Internet, Mangrove Capital, Lakestar, APACIG, and Accel, and contributed a total of approximately €64 million.