Home services a click on away

by Lionel Casey

BENGALURU: When you newly pass right into a city, it’s usually hard to discover an electrician or a plumber. If you locate one, exorbitant charges must be paid to get things carried out. With Joboy, matters have modified. Launched in August 2017, the cell app gives a various variety of domestic services to ease hardships experienced.

Joboy is the brainchild of Kochi-based brothers Jees V Kariyil and Jeevan K Varghese, who developed the primary idea of getting a web non-public assistant. “Many who live in the town find it tough to discover assistance while its miles wanted the most. We began via presenting everyday offerings to our customers. We progressively enhanced the number of offerings to 21. Now, we assorted the provider to fitness and health, technology, home renovation, laundry, electronics repair, transport service, events and so on,” says Jees.

According to the founders, Joboy is an try and circulate far from the existing sample accompanied with the aid of similar apps at the lines of the e-commerce internet site. “Normally, customers pick the offerings, add them to the cart and fill their cope with, only to find out the transport isn’t to be had in their place. We predicted instant assistance like how online taxis are to be had for clients. On one instance, we furnished an electrician inside eight mins of booking,” says Jees, who’s additionally a former worker with National Payments Corporation of India.

Apart from the initial
Investment raised by using the founders and their pals and loved ones, Joboy obtained an investment of `25 lakh from Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC). The app offers its offerings at a low price and ensures flexibility inside the transport in their carrier. “We charge most effective `275 in keeping with hour. Even in height hours, the price remains the equal, and the provider will be to be had 24×7.

Usually, if the services of an electrician or plumber are availed, as a minimum `one hundred fifty must be paid for service, further to the price of the equipment, if the employees finish work in 15 minutes, the patron can utilise the next forty-five minutes for other works. As they come with the important equipment, they will be able to assist minor make money working from home,” says the co-founder.

However, the founders saw a major assignment within the lesser variety of work by way of carrier carriers. “The services consisting of plumbing are simplest wanted a few times a yr,” says Jees. The issues were handed with the aid of diversifying the service. “We increased to different offerings inclusive of laundry, ironing, dry cleaning, and so forth at a decreased fee. Instead of remitting exorbitant fees, we decreased the price of the supply chain and multiplied the frequency of orders. As we are capable of boom the volume of offerings, our carrier companies are also happy,” he says.

While launching a new provider, the founders were positive; the customers should receive Joboy-established services and products. “Also, we came up with save and ticketing, in contrast to many apps which pass for third party service providers. If there a problem arises, we’re answerable for that. Whichever service we added thus far has met the baseline parameters such as the supply of professional service companies, on-demand delivery of provider and warranty of provider warranty,” says Jees.

The charge provider presented using the app is likewise successful. “The charge alternative can assist you with remitting telephone and energy payments and nearby cable TV expenses in a move. After collaborating with various nearby brands, Joboy is now going to crew up with Kochi Metro Rail Corporation, which will allow the passengers to e-book tickets through the app,” says Jeevan.

The app has grown into leaps and boundaries and now released in UAE and the UK. “Joboy is now the respectable app companion for Sutton United FC, who plays in National League, the fifth tier of English football. We have also released our provider in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah with a ramification of forty-five classes,” adds Jeevan. The app has acquired many accolades consisting of SuperStartups Asia, the biggest democratically voted startup award in 2018. They additionally have become finalists of the prestigious Croydon Business Excellence Award within the UK in the identical year.


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