NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea is making moves so you don't have to assemble a sofa or bookcase yourself.The furniture seller said Thursday that it is buying online on-demand services platform TaskRabbit, which lets users hire people to help them move, clean up the house or assemble furniture. Much of Ikea's furniture requires customers to screw together table legs, bedframes and dining room chairs.Ikea said it tested TaskRabbit in its stores in London last year and plans to roll out the service in U.S. stores and more U.K. locations. More countries may be added later. Before the TaskRabbit deal, certain Ikea stores already provided some independent workers to assemble goods.
NYS Entity Status
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MARCH 05, 2014
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C T CORPORATION SYSTEM
111 EIGHTH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10011
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FOREIGN BUSINESS CORPORATION
2014 - IKEA U.S. WEST, INC.
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