The issue of whether patrons should tip servers at restaurants and in other fields of business has been passionately debated in the past few months. Handy, the number one app that lists cleaning services around the home, has opened up the ability for their home cleaners to receive tips through the application. In the past few years, the only way tips have been able to be given is through cash, which many people do not feel secure about exchanging or are not placed in situations in which it is practical to tip a home cleaner.
Handy was founded in the summer of 2012 by two roommates that attended Harvard Business School, Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua. These two young men actually dropped out of college to pursue their goals of raising Handy into a large, successful application, which has turned out to be an outstanding business decision. Which has paid off with Handy recently receiving $50 million in funding.
Handy has people listed for bookings in around twenty-eight areas in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States of America. The United States features most of these listings, although Handy is expecting to expand into new markets at the end of 2016, according to a press conference held by Handy.
The cleaning professionals that make money on Handy are referred to as Pros by the customers and employees of Handy. These Pros typically do not earn all of their income from Handy but some are able to make a living off of Handy.
The listings on Handy are very closely monitored because home cleaning is much more personal than other types of cleaning. One needs to be able to fully trust the person that is cleaning their home or else they might not even think about having their home cleaned in the first place. The cleaners on Handy must have clean backgrounds and relevant work experience to clean homes or perform other types of handyman work due to this personal feel that home cleaning brings to the table.
Handy is currently headquartered in New York City, which has been the epicenter of operations ever since Oisin Hanrahan and Umang Dua decided to get serious with Handy and drop out of Harvard.
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