Want a home repair done or someone to look after your baby? Ask Amazon

The online retailer expands its offerings from just goods to soon include trades and services

Thus far, anyone could get on Amazon’s website or use the Twitter hashtag #AmazonBasket to purchase electronics, digital music, clothing, outdoor equipment, or heck, even cars.

Although the company has been one of the front-runners in offering goods in the e-commerce space, it wants to do even more for you.

And in trying to fulfill all (if not most) of your wants and needs, Amazon has declared that the company will soon add trades and services within its sales portfolio. You name it, Amazon wants to have it and be your one-stop shop for, well, everything.

We know your minds are reeling with all sorts of trades and services you can employ, but we’re sure it will only post up legal and legit jobs.

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Your one-stop shop

You can expect handymen services, babysitting, painting, massages, haircuts, home repair and others (imagine all the time and effort you can save on chores with these home services) – the list goes on. The online mega-retailer is also reportedly experimenting with bundling some of the goods it's offering with related services to sweeten the deal.  

Apparently Amazon will mirror the same approach it took with its grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh, in testing demand and logistics with one market first before extending it. But this move will not only widen Amazon’s scope, but also the number of its competitors too, to include the likes of Angie’s List and Craigslist.

For now, its plans are only restricted to the US, expected to launch later this year. But who knows, Amazon might have a global outlook, perhaps for the UK and Europe, but we're doubtful about its presence in Asia.

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[Source: TechCrunch


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