Wayfair teams with Porch.com to offer home-improvement help
NEW YORK (AP) — Bought a ceiling fan but just don't know how to install it?
Wayfair, one of the largest online destinations for all things home, has teamed up with Porch.com to connect shoppers with professionals offering a variety of services, from installing a light fixture to assembling a bookcase.
The online retailer, which is based in Boston, will be making the services available through Porch.com starting Tuesday in more than a dozen markets, including Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Fort Worth, Texas, and Chicago.
The plan is to expand to 25 more markets in the next month. Both companies declined to give details on their financial arrangement.
The move comes as retailers are increasingly offering services as a way to move beyond just selling stuff.