Amazon Quietly Reveals Local Services Push With New Web Page

By Forbes.

Amid the holiday season and the busiest time of its year, Amazon.com has chosen to explore a new line of business that has little to do with hawking physical items like books or electronics.

On Tuesday, the company quietly unveiled a website for Amazon Local Services, a marketplace for consumers to book service professionals like auto mechanics and handymen online. Reuters and the Wall Street Journal had previously reported that the company was experimenting with the services category, but the Amazon web page located by FORBES, shows the extent of the Seattle online retailers’ venture into a market that totals more than $400 billion in annual business.

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