Thumbtack, a home management platform, is making its first foray into retail through a partnership with H-E-B.
Thumbtack has rolled out branded displays throughout more than 300 H-E-B stores across Texas that allow customers to scan a QR code while shopping to find and access local pet service providers. Available pet services include dog walking, grooming, pet sitting and training.
“Thumbtack’s job is to make caring for everything in and around the home a seamless experience for the homeowner,” said David Steckel, senior director of strategic partnerships at Thumbtack.
“Expanding into physical retail brings us one step closer to that by allowing us to be a partner for consumers whether they’re shopping in-store for their pets or getting their backyards ready for hosting.”
In addition to launching pet services, Thumbtack is offering its Thumbtack On-Demand feature in select H-E-B stores, which allows consumers to find and hire local handyman, lawn care and cleaning services at a 10 percent discount. The initiative makes home services professionals available to customers so that Thumbtack can help people care for their homes.
The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global Management, Javelin Venture Partners, Baillie Gifford and CapitalG, among others.
H-E-B operates more than 430 stores in Texas and Mexico. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B has more than 154,000 employees and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities.
H-E-B was named The Shelby Report of the Southwest’s 2022 Innovator of the Year. To view the full section, click here.
For more information, visit HEB.com