As of Monday, you can not only have Amazon deliver your groceries, but the next time you need a TV mounted, or have your light fixtures fixed, or even have a kids room painted, you’ll be able to just request it, add it to your Amazon shopping cart and not have to deal with Google searching for the best companies.
Amazon, playing your home service search engine, they now offer a nationwide “Home Services” initiative that will connect shoppers with local service providers, some you know, and some you may have never heard. Some names like Dish television service, Pep Boys, and even Taskrabbit.
They surely are making it a mission for you to never leave their site, and it’s certainly making Amazon way more efficient. I’ve already begun ordering my groceries through Amazon, and just last week they announced unlimited cloud service, so Amazon may be “the” place to go for everything in a few months.
Features of Amazon’s Home Services:
- Handpicked Pros: Amazon curates an invite-only marketplace for professional service providers. Invited pros are background checked, required to maintain insurance, and expected to maintain a high performance standard.
- Happiness Guarantee: Amazon doesn’t just refer customers to providers, but stays with them every step of the way. All services purchased are guaranteed. If customers are not satisfied at the end of the service, Amazon will work with customers and the pro to ensure the job gets done right or provide a refund.
- Upfront Pricing: Service pros compete for a customer’s business based on price, quality and availability. If customers find a lower price for the same service and pro, we will match it. Customers can add pre-packaged services right to their cart with just a few clicks on Amazon and are only charged when the service is completed.
- Verified Reviews: All Amazon Home Services reviews are from verified purchases, so customers know they are hearing from real customers. No special sign up or subscription is required to read reviews and ratings.
Vice President over at Amazon Peter Faricy says:
“It’s the next natural extension for Amazon to move into home services”
Amazon has been testing the service behind closed doors to a select few for a few months since last fall in L.A., Seattle and New York, but effective Monday, March 30th, the service has gone nationwide. Amazon will receive a cut of all services provided, depending on the type. Everything from grass cutters, house cleaners and dog walkers will be apart of the equation.