Amazon is taking aim at dominating yet another area of your life: household services.
The Seattle-based e-commerce company on Monday launched Amazon Home Services, a new platform helping customers find help with a variety of local services. Some of the businesses you can connect with include plumbers, appliance repair, virus removal, grill assembly and even iPhone repair. There are also some more quirky offerings, like voice and Yoga lessons.
The exact services offered depends on your area.
Amazon in January reported $214 million in earnings on $29.3 billion in sales for the fourth quarter. Those earnings were a drop year-over-year, but they were higher than analysts were expecting and marked the company’s first positive earnings after a two-quarter string of losses.
Update: A TaskRabbit spokesperson has reached out to clarify that TaskRabbit is partnering with Amazon on Amazon Home Services; the two services are not competitors. “This represents the first time Clients can hire and schedule Taskers outside the TaskRabbit mobile and web platforms,” said the spokesperson. “Given our Taskers’ extensive handyman experience, having installed more than 40,000 flat-screen TVs and assembled more than 400,000 pieces of furniture over the past 4 years, TaskRabbit was a logical choice for Amazon.”