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Amazon Formally Launches Handyman and Installation Listings With Help From TaskRabbit

Jason Del Rey has been a business journalist for 15 years and has covered Amazon, Walmart, and the e-commerce industry for the last decade. He was a senior correspondent at Vox.

Amazon has long sold you products. Now it wants to help you fix your sink, clean your home and mount your TV, too. Four months after the e-commerce behemoth quietly began posting listings for services such as TV installations, Amazon is formally announcing the new category of listings in partnership with TaskRabbit, Pep Boys and TakeLessons, among others. The move into services will pit Amazon against such companies as Angie’s List, Craigslist and a host of startups, though none have become the mainstream, go-to destination for home services.

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