When you newly pass into a town, it’s always hard to locate an electrician or a plumber. If you discover one, exorbitant costs must be paid to get matters achieved. With Joboy, things have changed. Launched in August 2017, the mobile app offers a diverse variety of home offerings to ease hardships skilled.
Joboy is the brainchild of Kochi-based brothers Jees V Kariyil and Jeevan K Varghese, who developed the fundamental idea of having an internet non-public assistant. “Many who stay within the town find it difficult to discover help while its miles wanted the maximum. We commenced by offering everyday offerings to our clients. We regularly enhanced the number of services to 21. Now, we assorted the provider to fitness and fitness, generation, domestic renovation, laundry, electronics restore, delivery service, activities and so forth,” says Jees.
According to the founders, Joboy is an try and flow far from the prevailing pattern observed via similar apps on the strains of the e-commerce website. “Normally, customers pick out the services, upload them to the cart and fill their deal with, best to find out the delivery isn’t to be had in their location. We expected instant assistance like how online taxis are available for customers. On one example, we supplied an electrician within eight mins of booking,” says Jees, who’s also a former employee with National Payments Corporation of India.
Apart from the preliminary
Investment raised with the aid of the founders and their friends and loved ones, Joboy acquired funding of `25 lakh from Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC). The app offers its offerings at a low price and guarantees flexibility in the transport of their carrier. “We rate handiest `275 consistent with hour. Even in height hours, the rate stays the equal, and the carrier could be to be had 24×7.
Normally, if the offerings of an electrician or plumber are availed, at least `a hundred and fifty needs to be paid for the carrier, in addition to the expense of the gadget. If the personnel finishes paintings in 15 mins, the consumer can utilize the next forty-five mins for different works. As they arrive with the vital system, they may be able to help minor work at home,” says the co-founder.
However, the founders saw a chief project in a lesser range of labor by using carrier carriers. “The services which include plumbing are best needed a couple of times a yr,” says Jees. The problems had been surpassed via diversifying the service. “We increased to different services such as laundry, ironing, dry cleaning, and so forth at a decrease charge. Instead of remitting exorbitant expenses, we reduced the charge on the delivery chain and extended the frequency of orders. As we can boom the volume of services, our carrier carriers also are happy,” he says.
While launching a new service, the founders have been guaranteed the customers must get hold of Joboy-proven products and services. “Also, we got here up with shop and ticketing, unlike many apps which pass for third birthday celebration carrier companies. If there a problem arises, we are liable for that. Whichever provider we brought so far has met the baseline parameters including the provision of expert carrier vendors, on-demand shipping of service and guarantee of provider warranty,” says Jees.
The price provider supplied using the app is also thriving. “The price choice can assist you with remitting telephone and strength payments and nearby cable TV prices in a move. After taking part with numerous neighborhood brands, Joboy is now going to crew up with Kochi Metro Rail Corporation, on the way to enable the passengers to book tickets via the app,” says Jeevan.
The app has grown into leaps and boundaries and now launched in UAE and the UK. “Joboy is now the reliable app accomplice for Sutton United FC, who performs in National League, the 5th tier of English soccer. We have also released our service in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah with a spread of forty-five categories,” provides Jeevan. The app has received many accolades, which include SuperStartups Asia, the biggest democratically voted startup award in 2018. They additionally became finalists of the celebrated Croydon Business Excellence Award inside the UK within the same 12 months.