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Amazon Broadens Local Services Business

  • Reuters, Friday, August 1, 2014 12:04 PM
Branching out from the Web, Amazon is making a major push into local services like installations and repairs -- a market that Reuters reports is worth an estimated $400 million. “Amazon's experiment with services goes back to at least mid-2012 in its hometown of Seattle,” according to Reuters. “It's now expanded the tests to New York and Los Angeles.” Yet, “its foray into the [local services sector] comes as investors worry about Amazon's growing spending on initiatives with uncertain pay back.”


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