Monday, April 13, 2015

Amazon, Google and More Are Drawn to Home Services Market - NYTimes.com

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"Some of the biggest names in e-commerce, along with a growing pool of start-ups, are vying for a chunk of the fragmented, quotidian, heretofore entirely local market of electricians, plumbers, dog walkers and other manual labor, known broadly as home services.

The work may be mundane but the money and stakes are huge. Angie’s List, the 20-year-old subscription service that offers reviews of local service providers to members, estimates the home services industry is $400 billion. Others put it at more than $800 billion."
Amazon, Google and More Are Drawn to Home Services Market - NYTimes.com
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