What a year! When we look back at 2017, it was the year we really focused on creating more value for customers, as well as for pros growing their business on our platform.
In May, we officially rebranded to Recommend.my with a brand-new website.
We added thousands of portfolio photos from pros, and opened up our directory of recommended pros so you can find the right pro for the job, and contact them directly.
In August, we introduced the ability for customers to pay their pros using their credit card or online banking through Recommend Pay.
Paying through Recommend Pay would protect customers from damages, theft and third party liabilities.
In November, we launched instant-booking services for aircon servicing, sofa / mattress cleaning, home cleaning and many other express categories.
In the same month, we also launched our “made-to-measure” cabinet service, so you can buy kitchen cabinets without the cost of interior designer services (wardrobes and TV consoles coming soon).
We also partnered with Mah Sing Group to offer fully-furnished designer home packages for their latest property development in Rawang.
2018 is expected to be an even more exciting, albeit challenging, year. GDP growth is projected at around 5% (lower than this year’s 5.5%), while the global economy will grow at a meagre 3%.
We have been, and always will be, a local business. SMEs make up more than 90% of businesses in Malaysia, and we have many SMEs that depend on us to make a living. So, the more services you hire on Recommend.my, the more they grow, and the more we help Malaysia’s economy thrive.
Once again, thank you supporting Recommend.my. Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to achieve what we have today. On behalf of our teams across South East Asia, we would like to wish you a great start to the New Year.
May joy and blessings be abundant in 2018.
Alex and Jes Min