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  • 14 June 2018 10:24

hipages and Bunnings launch national installation service using hipages’ network of local tradies

• Bunnings rolls out a fixed-price toilet installation solution, using hipages’ on-demand technology and trusted tradie network • hipages’ extensive network of qualified and licensed tradies, combined with their digital platform connecting customers with local tradies, provides an innovative solution for Bunnings

Sydney, 14 June 2018 - Bunnings has teamed up with hipages, Australia’s leading platform to find and hire trusted local tradies, to offer customers a complete and affordable solution for installing a toilet suite at a fixed-price.

Making access to qualified, licensed tradies, easier than ever before, customers can add a fixed-price installation fee when purchasing a toilet suite from Bunnings.

“This is an exciting offer for Bunnings customers and local tradies across Australia, making it easier and more affordable for customers to update their bathroom and connect with local tradies to assist with those jobs that require a licensed tradesperson,” said Michael Schneider, Bunnings Managing Director.

This service is now available at all Bunnings stores across Australia, following a successful four-week trial in 15 Bunnings stores across Newcastle and the Central Coast, earlier in the year.

David Vitek, Co-Founder, CEO & Executive Director, hipages, said:

“We’re thrilled to partner with Bunnings, to help more Australians experience the benefit and ease of being able to instantly book a qualified, local tradie online.

“Bunnings customers simply purchase the installation in-store with their toilet suite, then follow a simple process to connect with a hipages tradie,” Mr Vitek said.

hipages collaborates with over 4,000 plumbers nationwide. These professionals go through a vetting process on sign up, which includes license and ABN checks.

Installation of a Bunnings toilet will cost $275 (plus cost of toilet suite) with full disposal of the old unit. It is available across the complete range of back to wall and close coupled toilets in the Bunnings range.

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Notes to Editor

hipages With over $2 billion worth of jobs processed annually, hipages has helped over two million Australians get projects done around the home. The platform connects homeowners with tradies that are ready and available to do the job, while providing tradies with tools to easily manage their workflow and grow their business. Customers have access to more than 130,000 trade and building professionals nationwide, providing an integrated platform to see consumer reviews, contact businesses directly and get quotes within minutes.

The partnership will allow homeowners to buy and organise a full toilet installation package in-store with just a few easy steps

How it works?

1. The customer purchases a back to wall or close coupled toilet suite at a Bunnings Warehouse store and can add a hipages toilet installation voucher at the checkout

2. Using their unique voucher code, the customer then organises a time with a hipages plumber to install their toilet suite. Booking can be made online, in store at the Special Orders desk or over the phone

3. The hipages plumber installs the toilet at the time agreed, removing the old unit for disposal.

The hipages toilet installation service includes: ● Full installation of the new unit (cistern and bowl) ● Cleaning of the area once the installation is complete ● Removal of all packaging and disposal of the existing toilet ● One year warranty on the installation.

For more information contact

DEC PR ● Luisa, Jennifer, Summer or Duyen - hipages@decpr.com.au / (02) 8014 5033

hipages ● Guillaume Papillon, PR & Communications manager - guillaumepapillon@hipages.com.au

Bunnings ● Hannah Bremner, Consumer PR Manager – hbremner@bunnings.com.au / 0402169067

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