The confinement caused a rush to the equipment arrangements, generating a turnover close to half a million euros between March and July 2020, an increase of + 71% compared to the previous year, revealed Fixando, after analyzing 12,000 orders placed at its platform between January 2019 and July 2020.
The arrangements for washing machines (+ 389%), TV’s (+ 306%) and the technical support service (+ 200%), form the ones that most supported the rise of this type of service in the period in question.
- solar panels (+ 150%)
- security equipment and alarms (+ 113%)
- air conditioning and ventilation (+ 84%)
- printers and photocopiers (+ 84%)
- computer repairs (+ 74%)
Most in demand districts:
- Beja (+ 840%)
- Évora (+ 613%)
- Portalegre (+ 567%)
- Vila Real (+ 517%).
This demand even led the leading company in Portugal to hire local services to create a new category of services – ‘Repairs’.
“This abrupt growth in online repair services is a reflection of the increase in the time that Portuguese people spend at home since the beginning of the pandemic”, explains Alice Nunes, responsible for Business Development at Fixando.