OnForce Expands Retailer Installation Services
Here’s how it works: The site is broken down into buyers (retailers and dealers) and providers (installers, technicians, etc.). Both can sign up for free and take advantage of the services the site has to offer. Say you need to do a small job for which you can’t spare someone, or a large job that requires an extra body. You select the category, write up a short description of what you need done, set your own price, pick a day and time, and you’re given a list of qualified professionals in that local area. You then send the work order out to up to 20 individuals. The first one to respond gets the job. On average, buyers get a response in 13 minutes.
Each work order costs $11, no matter how much the order is for. When the provider confirms that he has finished the work, the agreed-upon fee is deducted from your account and placed into his, minus 10 percent, which goes to OnForce.
Richard Sexton, owner of North Jersey Home Theater Installation, said the beauty of the system rests on its variability and flexibility. Sexton usually charges $250 to hang and calibrate a flat panel TV. But if he sees a work order for $150, and he’s not busy that day, he’ll take it. That extra job keeps a man off the bench and brings in a $150-job he didn’t have to invest in to get.