You can now hire a goat herder through Amazon

You can now hire a goat herder through Amazon
Source: Elizabeth Weise

Now you can buy a sink on Amazon and hire someone to come and install it. Or a goat herder to tend your flock. Or someone to teach you aerial yoga.

All are available to Amazon customers through the company’s newly-expanded professional services marketplace, launching on Monday.

Called Amazon Home Services, it was previously available in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York under the name Amazon Local Services.

The move makes sense for Amazon, said Jason Daigler, an analyst with Gartner.

“It’s a huge market and Amazon sells many products that have logical complementary services, like a flat-screen TV that requires wall mounting,” he said.

The complexity of finding someone to do things inside the home gives Amazon an edge, because consumers already trust it.

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