So you want a good recommendation for a local service provider to paint your house, remodel your kitchen, or tutor your kids. Chances are, you are turning to local service recommendation sites, such as Angie’s List and Thumbtack, to research and hire the best service provider available in your region. The response to these sites has been tremendous. More than 2 million households check Angie’s List before they hire.
Well, Amazon has taken notice. And they want in. In fact, efforts to enter this marketplace and obtain yet more consumer wallet-share are already underway at the behemoth.
There are many local service provider companies out there, each with a slightly different theory on how to best match consumers with providers. Angie’s List provides its paid subscribers with access to service provider and business reviews from real customers. Users can then select and book a local business, and even settle any complaints should a problem Continue reading