Amazon planning local services marketplace say sources

Amazon local services marketplace would help connect people with local babysitters, handymen, and other local services say sources.

Published Wed, Jun 11 2014 11:10 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:16 PM CST

Sources who claim to be familiar with Amazon's plans have stepped forward to say that the ecommerce giant plans to rollout a marketplace for local services this year. Local services could cover a vast range of services with offerings like babysitters, handymen, and performers for birthday parties among other things.

Amazon planning local services marketplace say sources |

The sources claim that Amazon plans to test the demand and logistics of the service in a smaller area before it rolls the service out around the country. Amazon has taken that same small test approach with its grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh.

Fresh was tested in Seattle for years before coming to San Francisco and LA in 2013. Amazon has made no official comment on its plan to offer the marketplace. The sources claim that the local services would be backed by the Amazon A-to-Z Guarantee.


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