Amazon to Go Local

Amazon is chasing local services as its next eCommerce battleground.

The news broke earlier this month that Amazon wants to make a push into local services and launch a marketplace that will connect local businesses with consumers needing anything from an electrician to a babysitter. Shares of Yelp and Angie’s List, who are the two dominant players in this space in the US immediately experienced a downward fall.

Early speculation is that it will be a marketplace – like the one offered by Thumbtack which is rich in functionality as consumers post a job and professionals can then bid and compete for the right to that task.

An example from the Comparable Thumbtack Marketplace

An example from the Comparable Thumbtack Marketplace

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