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MyHammer
MyHammer.logo.jpg
SloganAny Job. Any Time. Anywhere.
Type [[Company_Type:=PLC|Private]]
Founded [[Year_Started:=2005|2005]]
Headquarters Berlin, Germany
Key peopleMarkus Berger-de Léon, CEO
Martin Weber, Head of Supervisory Board
IndustryConsumer Services
Productsonline marketplace for trades and services
EmployeesGreen Arrow Up.svg 56 (2009)
ParentAbacho AG
OwnerGeorg von Holtzbrinck publishing group
Contact Potsdamer Strasse 87
Berlin, 10785

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Introduction

MyHammer is an online market place for consumer services with more than 800,000 registered users. Today it is the largest online platform of the consumer service industry and available in English and German. It was first launchend in Germany in 2005 and entered the British market in May 2008. Nowadays it is the largest website of its kind in the UK, Germany and Austria. MyHammer is owned by the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group and is an affiliate of the German conglomerate Abacho AG that offers services in internet search and as a web portal.[1]


Products and operation

The MyHammer platform hosts services available in all home improvement categories such as carpentry, plumbing, gardening etc. etc.[2] The service is free for tradesmen and consumers. After winning a job, tradesmen are required to pay a small fee of 6% of their quote price.[3] Tradesmen can also set the “job radar” for receiving emails about jobs which are specific to their field and locality. Moreover, MyHammer customers can rate the tradesmen and leave feedback. They can also upload pictures so that service providers can see in advance what needs to be repaired, painted or fixed.[4]The right tradesman may be chosen based on price, qualification, customer feedback or availability and therefore, the cheapest is not necessarily the best.




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