Here at Handy, we’re on a mission: We want to make your life easier & eliminate your stress by offering a one-stop solution for your common household needs, including laundry, home cleaning, and handyman services.
As the leading brand customers trust to care for their homes, we’re excited today to announce the launch of our newest service solution: Handy Delivery, a pilot for seamless on-demand furniture delivery & assembly in the New York City area!
With just a few clicks on Handy.com/delivery, the service enables customers to order beds, couches, bookshelves & other furniture items and have them delivered and assembled.
It’s no secret that furnishing a home, especially in New York City, is not an easy task. “When New Yorkers think about frustrating, expensive experiences, I am sure that buying and assembling furniture is at the top of the list. We wanted to transform the customer experience,” says Handy CEO and co-founder, Oisin Hanrahan.
Without the service, residents wishing to furnish their apartments often have to set aside an entire day to travel to furniture stores which are most often in New Jersey, Long Island, and remote areas of Brooklyn. Once there, it can take a significant amount of time to locate even just one specific item in the huge warehouse-style stores. And let’s be realistic: Any store that has its own restaurant and concession stand isn’t going to be a quick shopping experience–you’ll most likely spend a few more hours browsing the store & impulse-shopping.
And then there’s the question of how you even get your purchase(s) home. Few New Yorker’s have their own vehicles or even valid drivers licenses. And trust us–you do NOT want to be the person trying to cram a huge furniture box onto a crowded subway.
But now, furnishing your apartment is about to become a whole lot easier. Customers can purchase an array of IKEA furniture on the Handy Delivery site at the same price the retailer sells the items in-store. Don’t see the item you’re looking for? Customers can email a shopping list of the home furnishings you want delivered & assembled to email@example.com. Assembly will be as low as $49 for each item, and items that don’t require assembly can be added to the order at no extra charge. The delivery can be scheduled for as early as the next day, and customers can select their desired delivery time down to within a 2-hour window.
When weighed against any other comparable service in the market, Handy Delivery offers the lowest flat rate, the quickest delivery time, and the most flexible delivery time for customers. We’re thrilled to roll this pilot service out in NYC & hope to expand to additional cities soon!