Amazon expands Home Services to 20 new cities, seeks “Home Assistants”
November 15, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited
Amazon announced now that it has stretched a Home Services business to 20 new cities opposite a country. Home Services is an under-the-radar charity from a online tradesman that lets business sinecure professionals for things like plumbing, seat assembly, automobile repair, home cleaning, and more. Home Services launched in 2015 and is now accessible in cities including Boulder, Colorado; New Haven, Connecticut; Indianapolis, Indiana; Trenton, New Jersey; and San Antonio, Texas. A full list of a newly combined cities can be found in Amazon’s press release.
The enlargement comes as Amazon seeks applicants for a new position called Home Assistant. The Seattle Times reported a integrate of listings in a Seattle area for those jobs, that call for margin with liberality or use experience. Home Assistants would be “helping Amazon business keep their home” by “tidying adult around a home, laundry, and assisting put groceries and essentials like toilet paper and paper towels away.”
While it doesn’t seem Amazon wants to build adult a outrageous network of Home Assistants, a association is clearly perplexing to get into a use attention with these kinds of jobs and a enlargement of Home Services. Angie’s List is now a biggest actor in this field, joining business to use professionals for all kinds of jobs with a outrageous directory. However, progressing this month a association reported a third entertain detriment of about $17 million, and layoffs have been confirmed as well. Angie’s List also deserted a due $500 million merger by HomeAdvisor final year.
Relative to Amazon’s other offerings, the association has been still about Home Services so far. It’s usually a year old, though this enlargement into 20 new cities might meant we hear some-more about it in a future. Not usually is Home Services a plea to Angie’s List, though it’s also a aspirant for companies like Handy that bond business to internal workers that do a same kinds of at-home jobs.
Currently there are no ties between Home Services and Amazon Prime, as Prime members don’t seem to get discounts or special perks when they book a pursuit by Home Services. But Amazon likes to supplement as many things to Prime memberships as it can in an try to infer a annual $99 cost tab is good value it. Most recently, Amazon combined Prime Reading to all memberships, permitting Prime members to review thousands of books and magazines for giveaway (that library is opposite from a add-on, $10-per-month Kindle Unlimited service, too). It’s probable that Home Service specials could come to Prime members in a future, though there are no central indications of that yet.