Who are TaskRabbits' main competitors

Ikea daughter comes to Germany and helps (not only) with furniture assembly

Ikea wants to offer its local customers an even better service in the future and is bringing its subsidiary TaskRabbit onto the German market. The US provider, founded in 2008, has specialized in the placement of assistants: those looking for help can not only look for help with furniture assembly via the online portal - a wide range of services relating to household and handicrafts are offered.

“Cleaning, washing up, gardening, setting up a television, fixing a leaky faucet, running errands. That's all part of it, "Golem quotes TaskRabbit boss Stacy Brown-Philpot from an interview with the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.

With this portfolio, the Ikea subsidiary is competing with other companies that are also active on the German market: These include cleaning portals such as Helpling and Book a Tiger, but also handicrafts such as Myhammer.

TaskRabbit starts in twelve German cities

To start on the German stage, TaskRabbit wants to offer its services in twelve cities: "We're starting in Berlin and the surrounding area and in the Rhine-Ruhr region," explains Brown-Philpot. In addition to the federal capital, the service provider also focuses on Bochum, Essen and Duisburg, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Krefeld and Mönchengladbach as well as Wuppertal and Oberhausen.

However, this selection of cities is to be expanded in the coming months. At the end of 2020, TaskRabbit's services should also be available in the cities of Hamburg and Frankfurt as well as Stuttgart and Munich.