Startups in China are now competing to become the go-to platforms for on-demand home services, connecting home cleaners to home owners. These startups let users schedule through their apps or WeChat accounts, and cleaners will bring their own cleaning equipment to customers’ homes.

Two of such startups are Ayibang (“aunty’s help”) and 1jiajie (e-home services). To standardize expectations for homes, both hire and certify their own crew of home cleaners.

Compared to traditional maid services that people would book through an agent, on-demand cleaning apps make costs more transparent and booking easier. For maids, it gets rid of intermediary fees, just like the startup Helijia that does away with the middlemen for manicurists.

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Rita Liao

Telling the uncommon China stories through tech. I can be reached at ritacyliao [at] gmail [dot] com.