Amazon Officially Launches Marketplace For On-Demand Service

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Back in August last year, we reported that Amazon was starting to tap into the local services market, and now the ecommerce giant has reportedly confirmed the official launch of its Angie’s List competitor, aptly named “Amazon Home Services”, set for next Monday.

With the launch, Amazon is taking a big step to compete in the on-demand economy. Right now most services in the marketplace are focused on providing assembling or placement help for Amazon shoppers following certain purchases, but a promotional video for the site promises that it will eventually offer a wider range of professional services, including “plumbers, auto mechanics, and yoga instructors”.