IKEA U.S. launches a furniture assembly service from TaskRabbit
You can now pay IKEA to help you put together its confusing furniture. The company announced this morning it’s rolling out the new TaskRabbit At-Home Assembly service in select U.S. markets where TaskRabbit is available, and in six stores in New York and San Francisco.
The service is a result of IKEA’s acquisition of the contract labor marketplace TaskRabbit last September for an unknown sum. The deal arrived at a time when IKEA is pressed to compete with e-commerce rivals like Amazon, which now sells its own furniture as well as in-home assembly. It also increasingly competes with popular — and similarly affordable — online furniture stores, like Wayfair, wh...
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