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Having had great success amid the pandemic, the London-born startup is now expanding to three countries across the GCC region.
UK-based Laundryheap, a service considered the ‘Uber for Laundry,’ is now expanding to new markets within the Middle East, including Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
The on-demand laundry startup has been operating in the UAE, UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, and has seen notable success during the pandemic that has encouraged the expansion. Laundryheap’s very first funding was a success story alone, with its first round 2017 totaling at £2.9 million from VC investors.
The startup’s model guarantees users to have their laundry picked up, washed and delivered back all within 24 hours. That speedy turnaround is what majorly sets Laundryheap apart not only within the UK, but in other territories worldwide. The app also adapted to the pandemic quickly to offer contactless laundry collection and delivery, a service that is meant to specifically eradicate COVID-19 via a high temperature wash and a sustainable green delivery route mapped out for delivery drivers.
The laundry industry has been due for a tech overhaul similar to what Laundryheap offers for years now, was given its very timely nudge during the pandemic offering digital solutions. According to a report by ReportLinker, the laundry industry is expected to grow by $18.9 billion worldwide by 2025.
That climb is mostly due to people battling limited time and more work, opting for easy and convenient solutions to get other daily chores done. Laundryheap is also expecting to expand to ten more cities by the end of 2020, and was recently ranked the 72nd fastest growing company in Europe.
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