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The UK-based Public Limited Company (PLC) John Lewis is has recently just started up a brand new service for all their customers, which will remove the oft-considered issue of a tradie not showing up, but for those looking for commercial plasterers in Sydney, the service is still limited for the company’s home country of Britain.
The PLC will be handling the arranging of work for their customers, as part of the company’s attempts to help busy families find reliable services to handle the issues that inevitably pop up in their homes. The company recently launched a new online service that lets users select from tradies that the company itself has vetted and verified, ranging from plumbers up to electricians.
The service is available to customers either via the company’s site or with a mobile phone app, which will allow them to choose when a professional can come in. This new service is seen as a mark of how firms are branching out in order to maximize revenue amidst a very competitive field.
John Lewis stated that the service is currently limited to Britain, sadly for anyone looking for commercial plasterers in Sydney, with the service available to those in Milton Keyes, with Bath, Cardiff, Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Taunton to follow suit.
The company additionally stated that the tradespeople were chosen through a meticulous selection process, and would adhere to the standards of the retailer. The list of tradespeople are available as recommendations for John Lewis’s clientele.
Tom Athron, Development Director for John Lewis said that, as a home product retailer, customers frequently ask for assistance regarding tasks in their homes. He adds that John Lewis is fully aware of the difficulties of finding trusted tradespeople to deal with your problems, seeing as most people who would be busy enough to need a tradesperson would be too busy to go through all the effort of looking for the right one.
Retail Expert Richard Hyman says that, whilst this new service is useful, it also means that John Lewis is putting its name on any service provided by the subcontracted tradespeople. If something goes wrong, and something eventually will, he says, the damage will primarily be towards John Lewis’ reputation, making the new service quite risky.