Report: Amazon to Launch Local Service Marketplace This Year, Help You Hire Babysitters, Handymen and More

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Amazon later this year plans to launch a marketplace for local services, a broad term that encompasses anything from babysitters to handymen, several people familiar with the matter said. Amazon plans to start in one market to test demand and logistics before rolling it out nationwide, mirroring its approach to its grocery delivery service, Amazon Fresh. Fresh was tested in Seattle for years before expanding to San Francisco and Los Angeles last year. The move takes direct aim at consumer review sites Yelp Inc and Angie’s List Inc as well as U.S. home improvement chains Home Depot Inc and Lowe’s Companies Inc, which have both invested in ways to connect customers with local plumbers, painters and other service providers. Amazon declined to comment.

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