Seekmi, an online service-booking platform, has added a premium on-demand feature to its cleaning services. (Photo courtesy of Seekmi)

Seekmi Launches Premium Cleaning Services


OCTOBER 05, 2016

Jakarta. Seekmi, an online service-booking platform, has recently added a premium on-demand feature to its cleaning services. The feature is currently available only in Jakarta.

For two hours of cleaning, customers will be charged just Rp 99,000 ($8). The promotion, available for all establishments, from private housing to company buildings, lasts until Oct. 31.

Seekmi's cleaners are all ISO-certified. Each of them had a two-three week training at a renowned international cleaning company. They use modern cleaning equipment, including microfiber tools, to avoid any damage to customers' belongings.

With the new feature, Seekmi customers can book and schedule the cleaning service at their convenience. Seekmi founder and chief executive Clarissa Leung considers this option essential to meet the demands of Jakarta's busy bees.

"We are the first in Jakarta to offer the best quality, premium cleaning services. The fact is, the people of Jakarta are very busy and we want to give them the best home-cleaning at an extraordinary cheap price," Clarissa said.

Officially launched in August 2015, Seekmi provides miscellaneous services from home improvement to music lessons. Their application on Android and iOS was downloaded 50,000 times in the first few months.

Currently, Seekmi's services are available in six cities in the greater Jakarta area and in West Java, but the company aims to expand to Bali, Sumatra (Medan), East Java (Surabaya), Central Java (Semarang) and Makassar (South Sulawesi) in the near future.

Seekmi is supported by local and foreign investors, including Elang Mahkota Teknologi, or Emtek Group, a media giant that controls free-to-air television networks SCTV and Indosiar, Indonesian news portal, video streaming platform – which currently has 400 million annual streams and provides video content to the local market – an entertainment news portal, and a sports news portal

Former Trade and Industry Minister Mari Elka Pangestu and Justin Kan of Y Combinator, one of the world's most powerful start-up incubators, are reportedly among Seekmi's investors.