App Sendhelper screens the suppliers

Sendhelper was launched in May last year, and is available as an app on both iOS and Android devices.
Sendhelper was launched in May last year, and is available as an app on both iOS and Android devices.PHOTO: SENDHELPER / FACEBOOK

Sendhelper was launched in May last year, and is available as an app on both iOS and Android devices.

Users select the type of service that they want, and Sendhelper will automatically assign them a worker.

The fees for cooking and cleaning services are $18 per hour for recurring orders, and $20 for ad hoc orders. Sendhelper can also provide handyman, air-con repair and laundry services.

Mr Max Loosen, co-founder of Sendhelper, said that before the app was launched "sourcing good, part-time help took time and simply wasn't easy, unless you had a good personal reference or were willing to illegally use a foreign domestic worker".

Sendhelper screens all suppliers, and also provides up to $1 million in insurance coverage.

Mr Loosen also emphasised that Sendhelper has been able to cater to customers who need help at short notice.

He said that 40 per cent of bookings were completed with less than 24 hours' notice.

"As a result, planning for chores has become much easier, as you don't have to plan ahead," Mr Loosen added.

Lisabel Ting

www.sendhelper.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2016, with the headline 'Sendhelper screens the suppliers'. Print Edition | Subscribe