Pick most suitable offer with Kaodim

Kaodim's database covers everything from moving to landscaping and interior design.

It was launched in Malaysia in November 2014, and entered the Singapore market in June last year.

"Before Kaodim was founded, it was extremely difficult for anybody to hire a service provider like an electrician or a plumber. You'd have to get their number from a friend, call them up, get different quotations then compare," said Mr Jeffri Cheong, managing director and co-founder of Kaodim.

"This was an extremely laborious, time-consuming process, and we wanted to create something that could change that."

Users can find a service provider by selectingthe kind of job that they need completed on Kaodim's website, and then answering a short questionnaire about the issue.

For example, if a user needs a plumbing service, he can say what kind of fittings are affected and the type of property that he lives in. Service providers can respond with quotes, and it is up to the user to select the most suitable offer.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 27, 2016, with the headline 'Pick most suitable offer with Kaodim'. Subscribe