NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nashville-based Takl, Inc., a national leader in on-demand home services and maker of the app-based mobile platform that connects providers and users, today announced its proprietary real time bidding feature that allows providers to bid on jobs customers select on the popular on demand app. Click to tweet. No other on-demand home services platform offers this feature which allows for competitive pricing in multiple markets for customers anywhere the Takl app services.
Using an auction format, the new real time bidding feature allows providers to post competitive price bids within seconds of a chore or small job posting on pre-priced and custom jobs still available after a prescribed time period. Once the bid is accepted by the customer, the provider supplies all the necessary tools and equipment and will arrive within the hour, or at a selected scheduled time, to perform the chore or small job.
The Takl app is the only on-demand, pre-priced mobile platform for both business and home use with small jobs for $400 or less in which users can have a provider arrive within the hour to perform a small job or chore. Customers can also post a custom chore or job with a price that providers can either accept or bid on in a real time auction format. The app also allows for task customization and additional add-on chores by the customer once the provider arrives on site.
The on-demand app connects self-employed providers who have passed background checks with both home and business users who need chores and small jobs completed. There are over 400 pre-priced popular chores and small jobs including lawn care, house or office cleaning, junk removal, small repairs and custom jobs.
Since launching in Nashville in July 2016, the company has expanded into ten states as part of its national roll-out including Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Tennessee. Currently, Takl offers service to more than 500 cities with over 20,000 vetted background checked providers, available to perform chores as part of the Takl app, with another 40,000 still in process.
In the coming weeks, the company will expand its service areas in Texas and Southern California, and continue its west coast expansion with the introduction of its on-demand service into Northern and Central California including the San Francisco Bay Area, and into various metropolitan areas in Oregon, Colorado, Massachusetts and the Northeast U.S. inclusive of the Washington D.C. and Boston metropolitan areas by early June.
“Takl is the only on-demand platform which allows for competitive pricing in multiple markets for customers,” said Takl Chairman and CEO Willis Johnson. “We offer people immediate help with small chores and jobs with our easy-to-use app.”
Nashville based Takl was founded in August 2015 and its CEO and Chairman, Willis Johnson, 69, is a seasoned start up veteran who was named a regional Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the year in 2004. His company, Copart (CPRT), was ranked at the top of Deloitte’s “The Exceptional 100” list of companies in 2015 and his “rags to riches” story took him from owning one auto scrap yard to heading up a multi-billion dollar global business and has been published in his autobiography “Junk to Gold.”
Under Johnson’s leadership, Copart revolutionized the auto auction industry through the development of an Internet auto auction platform that connects buyers and sellers in real time bidding. Similarly, the Takl platform connects home service providers of all kinds to other people needing on-demand help with small chores and tasks utilizing its proprietary mobile technology.
In addition to Willis Johnson, fellow co-founders include Greg McCollum of Franklin, who has over 30 years of experience as a general contractor in the Nashville area, and Steven Cohan, who teamed up with Johnson 25 years ago in the early days of Copart and currently serves on Copart’s board of directors. Other key members of the senior management team include Tennessee State Senator Jack Johnson, Chairman of the Tennessee Commerce and Labor Committee and Lee Crisp, former President of Pepsi MidAmerica and holder of 45 technology patents applied throughout the beverage industry.
More information on Takl can be found at www.takl.com.