Amazon Wants to Find You a Plumber
The internet giant’s new home services offerings
You already buy your dog food/panty hose/beach books on Amazon. But your plumbing repairs? Your oil changes? Your aerial yoga lessons? That’s just crazy talk!
Not so, say Jeff Bezos and his team of go-getter evil drones tech mavens.
Welcome, Amazon Home Services.
Think of AHS as a Yelp or Angie’s List with the one-click ease you’ve come to expect from any well-designed e-comm shop.
Get started by plugging in your zip code and searching for the service you’re after--anything from general handyman jobs and housekeeping to French lessons and iPhone repair. (Yes, we dropped it on the treadmill again. Sue us.)
After answering a few questions (e.g., How many hours of cleaning do you need? What type of phone do you have?), you’ll see an estimated price from a local vendor and a one-click option to schedule the service.
Prices are competitive with anything you’d book on your own (we got somebody to mount our TV for $115, and that iPhone repair cost $70), and all service providers are thoroughly vetted and appropriately licensed. The best part? You pay right through the Amazon site or app.
So go ahead: Throw some light electrical work in with that toilet paper.