The ‘Tradie Economy’ is something that hipages does well. As a consumer, you can be confident that your job is going to be completed by a professional.
hipages are on a mission to simplify the way we find, book, pay and use trade services, and they are doing a damn good job at it. Just ask the 2 million people who have already used this service.
Move aside Airtasker, one of the key differences with hipages is that the trades on the platform are verified and checked for qualifications and licenses before being able to receive jobs. It gives that added peace of mind that your job is being done by someone qualified.
As a consumer, the service is free to use. Our kitchen sink was producing some pretty bad smells but didn’t seem to be blocked up, I did try plunging it and using bicarb soda, still not fixed. So I downloaded the hipages app, filled in a few details and within a few minutes, my concerns about my sink had been sent to hipages.
About 20 minutes later I received an SMS message from one plumber, 10 minutes after that a call from another plumber. I was able to get someone to look at the sink that afternoon at 4 PM.
What’s great about this experience is that I just bypassed all the Hassell. Not once did I have to browse through a directory, visit Gumtree and try and find someone local and qualified and I didn’t need to search Google and hope for the best. There have been countless times I have Googled for a Tradie in Sydney, only to find that the top ads might be for tradies in Brisbane, Canberra or somewhere else pretty remote.
I was pretty happy with how easy it was to pay our plumber Fritz. I almost jumped into the car and drove to the petrol station to get cash as I don’t really keep cash on me these days. It turns out that I was able to enter my credit card details into the hipages app and pay our plumber right on the spot.
hipages have partnered with Bunnings to help simplify the installation of selected products that are purchased from a Bunnings store. I’m not quite needing a new toilet just yet, maybe next year. But for a fixed price of $275 I don’t think I can really go wrong. It includes installation of all fixtures and fittings, removal and disposal of your old toilet and a five-year warranty on the product and installation. Check it out here.
From now on I’m changing the way I tradie. Brilliant experience, excellent service. BOOM!
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Chet Carter is an IT Professional of 22 years, but has worked with a range of businesses giving him in-depth understanding of many different industries. Chet Carter is a business owner but shares his knowledge and experience through posts like these.