Ikea is trying its hand at the gig economy.
The Swedish home goods giant just bought on-demand freelance work app TaskRabbit for an undisclosed sum, the companies confirmedRecode first reported the news on Thursday.
The deal will take aim at one of the most frustrating parts of the Ikea shopping experience: all those complicated assembly instructions.
TaskRabbit, which maintains an online marketplace that connects people with contract workers to perform any manner of odd jobs, previously partnered with Ikea on furniture assembly in the United Kingdom and has marketed its workers’ ability to do so in the United States as well. Read more…
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