SEATTLE - Amazon says it will sell professional home services, including decorating, handyman and home maintenance, among over 700 categories.
Competing to some extent against a crowded field of service professional locaters - Angie's List, Pro.com, Porch,com, Lowe's, and Home Depot's Red Beacon, among others. Amazon says it hand picks providers who are vetted based on customer reviews, and it guarantees the work.
Services include furniture set up, including pool table, media storage, vanity and cabinet assembly, but also quirky offerings such as goat grazing and song performances.
Amazon Home Services offering is available in major U.S. metropolitan areas, including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. Assembling and installing a bathroom vanity costs $90 in New York, though the service was unavailable in Chicago. Assembling and installing a dining room set cost $200 in zip code 60601, with services rendered by Jez Enterprises, a national furniture assembly and installation service based in Sherwood, AR.
Amazon Home Services says its professionals are curated in an invite-only marketplace. Invited pros are background checked, required to maintain insurance, and expected to maintain a high performance standard, with service guaranteed by Amazon.
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