Reuters reports that later this year Amazon will start testing a marketplace for services, where users can find and hire everything from babysitters to handymen. It will be testing the service in limited areas to gauge demand and figure out logistics before moving forward with a broader launch.
According to the report, Amazon has been talking to service providers and startups in several categories, including home repair, as well as personal services like haircuts. This is an unconfirmed report, but it certainly sounds plausible.
Hiring babysitters and handymen can be nerve-racking, because it's hard to know who to trust with very important jobs. Putting your trust in an established marketplace like Amazon might help grease the transactions, and more importantly, help you find the right person for the job. [Reuters]