Amazon has become the go-to place when you need to shop online. From appliances, electronics, books and digital content – Amazon has it all. But they do not stop there. Besides Amazon shopping and Amazon deals, it also offer Amazon Home Service. The company does not want to be your only online seller; it also wants to be your plumber, your iPhone repair man, your car stereo installer, and your guitar teacher.
In 2015, Amazon launched its Home Services business to connect customers with service providers such as electricians, painters, plumbers, home cleaners, and almost every type of professional you need for a home service. Amazon took on the burden of looking for the right professional personnel for a service you need. The company hand picks them and does a criminal background check on them. You can also read reviews of the service providers from verified customers.
Hundreds of services are offered, with featured categories such as:
- House Cleaning
- Smart Home Services
- TV Wall Mounting & Home Theater
- Home Improvement
- Yard & Outdoors
- Computer & Electronics
- Custom Services
Common services offered include plumbing, painting, TV-wall mounting, car maintenance, furniture assembly, appliance repair, and house cleaning. Prices are shown up front, so you don’t need to get a quote from the contractor. For a custom job, a quote will be delivered to you after you indicate and specify the details.
Amazon’s smart devices like the Fire TV, Echo, and Dot need set up and configuration, so you can also hire someone from them to install these for you. If you have a smart home, Amazon lets you hire their own employees, not contractors, for expert recommendations for smart home products that are compatible with Alexa and how they will work for your home.
Amazon not only offers home-related services – it can also provide lessons and classes. The company has experts who can give one-on-one voice lessons and teach you how to play guitar, piano, violin, and drums. If you need tutoring in math or in languages such as English, Spanish and French, Amazon has instructors you can choose from to tutor your. You will also be the one to choose the frequency and duration of your lessons. Amazon can personalize curriculum for your skill level for better learning.
You can also hire a goat to graze your lawn (no kidding)! The price will depend on how much yard you need the goat to eat in.
Amazon guarantees your satisfaction as well. Each of its services are backed by its Happiness Guarantee. If the service you ordered was not done the way you wanted it to be, or if your product or property was damaged as a result of the service, you can submit a Happiness Guarantee claim and Amazon will work with you and your contractor.
However, professionals are not always available in every area. Key in your zip code and Amazon will show if there are available pros near you.
Finding deals on Amazon is not the only option to save money and effort. If you need experts to come to your home for a needed fix – Amazon Home Services could come in very handy.