Ayibang, a LBS housekeeping service which adopts a similar operation model with taxi apps’, reportedly secured millions of dollars in Series A funding (source in Chinese).

Users can search for nearby housekeepers and browse their details on the app, such as comments of previous hirers. Founder of the company Wan Yong thinks that key factors for startups to compete with big classified service providers like, 58.com and Ganji, are service quality and branding.

In the past few months, the company has opened ten bricks-and-mortar centers in Beijing to train the housekeepers so as to guarantee service qualities, disclosed Wan. In addition to housekeeping kits and uniform, Ayibang will also give courses on manners and daily cleaning techniques to standardize the workload of each housekeeper.

Moreover, Ayibang has partnered up with several laundries and shoe care stops in Beijing. User can place orders on Ayibang and deliveryman will stop by to pick up your stuffs. Wan added that the company planned to roll out one new service in every one or two months, including services of cooking, floor waxing, etc.

Aybang recorded around 350 daily orders in Beijing with around 500 active housekeepers on the platform.

eJiajie a similar app developed by the team of taxi app Dididache just raised 4 million of seed funding from Tencent Industry Win-Win Fund this September.

Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via lixin@sixthtone.com or Twitter.

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