How is TaskRabbit

Assemble furniture and more: the Taskers are coming!

As a full-time working mother, I often want nothing more than time - time that I can shape according to my taste and with no duty waiting to be done. I would like support around the house, with minor repairs or in the garden. Help is now approaching: TaskRabbit starts in Germany on November 26th: private clients like me and self-employed people, so-called “Taskers”, can find each other on the digital marketplace. The Taskers are also very well qualified to assemble IKEA furniture - but I am happy to do it myself, despite the tight time resources!

Taskers help with almost everything to do with “house and yard” - such as here, for example, with window cleaning.

TaskRabbit is an online marketplace that brings together private clients with self-employed people who help with the completion of almost all tasks related to "home and yard". The range of services offered includes shopping, cleaning, repairs, moving assistance, installations, furniture and much more. Experience from other countries in which TaskRabbit is already on the market shows that not only the self-employed, but also often employees work as taskers. The model is very attractive for part-time employees or students who want to earn some extra money, for example, as it guarantees maximum flexibility. Each tasker decides for himself how often and at what times he or she wants to take on jobs.

TaskRabbits Tip: a "remarkable" woman

TaskRabbit was founded as a start-up in Boston in 2008 and has been part of the Ingka Group since 2017. TaskRabbit is currently active in the USA, Great Britain, Canada and France. Now the company is also taking off in Germany.

TaskRabbit is headed by CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot. The manager worked for Google for over 10 years before joining TaskRabbit. In 2015 she was named one of Fortune's 40 Most Notable Young People in Business. The Financial Times called her "a rare example of black female managers in the tech industry."

If you want to hire a tasker, go to the homepage or use the app.

IKEA and TaskRabbit cooperate in building furniture

In the future, IKEA Germany will cooperate with the platform to build furniture in the regions in which TaskRabbit is available. In practice, it looks like this: If a customer wants to commission assembly when buying a new piece of furniture, IKEA recommends that the assembly of the furniture, i.e. assembly, be done via TaskRabbit. To do this, the customer must go to the website and select the product to be set up in the “IKEA assembly service” section. A tasker is then recommended to him, whom the customer then assigns directly. The assembly takes place at a fixed price and can often take place the day after purchase.

At the start, TaskRabbit is initially limited to the Rhine-Ruhr and Berlin regions. However, the offer will gradually be rolled out to other regions in Germany.

Become a Tasker?

If you don't want to hire a Tasker like me, but want to become a Tasker yourself, you will find all the information here.

Would you like to lend a hand yourself? Here we show you how to get creative with discarded things!