Ace Hardware Corp., which recently boosted its omnichannel capabilities by delivering from stores, is getting into the online home services business.

The hardware retailer cooperative of roughly 5,300 worldwide stores acquired Handyman Matters, a franchisor of home repair, maintenance and improvement services that books appointments online and via a toll-free phone number. Handyman Matters currently has 57 franchisees who collectively employ approximately 250 handymen and women in 121 markets across 23 states.

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