You can hire people to do pretty much anything for you
People love Amazon: it makes it incredibly easy to a) save boatloads of money, b) never use the phone again, and c) never leave the house or shop anywhere except Amazon. The Home Services section is no different, offering a scope of services that is seemingly endless -- including the fabulously vague “Customized Requests." Whether you need your gutters cleaned, your website re-designed, IKEA furniture assembled, or your basketball hoop installed, the company will set you up with someone local to come get the job done.
Of course, Angie's List has an equally enormous list of services -- no basketball hoop installer, though. Both services offer user reviews, and Angie's List doesn't allow any anonymous submissions, which is nice. Let's face it, Amazon doesn't exactly have the best track record for reliable user reviews... but everyone writing in the services section has the "Verified Purchase" sticker, so it's probably legit.
It's currently available in 30 cities, with more on the way
Home Services is being slowly rolled out across the country. 30 cities -- including New York, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, DC, and Seattle (where Bezos and team are located) -- are already knee-deep in access to handypeople. Everyone else, be patient: you’re on their radar.