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Amazon launches installation services in the UK

Amazon has launched Home Services, an installation and assembly support service, in the UK. The service allows shoppers buying more than four million products on the site to schedule installation or assembly support from a professional when they check out.

The services can also be bought if customers have bought their goods elsewhere.

Customers in Greater London, Birmingham and Manchester will initially be able to book such services through an invite-only marketplace of professional service providers.

Pre-packaged services can be added to shopping baskets but customers are only charged when the job is complete.

The experts available will include general handymen, electricians, plumbers and home cinema specialists with new cities and services added over time.

“We’re thrilled to be expanding Amazon Home Services to the UK as a simple way to book trusted, service professionals,” said Scott Webster, general manager, Amazon Home Services Europe. “Following our successful launch in the US, customers have told us they love the convenience and peace of mind that comes with trusted, professional installation of their products. We’re delighted to be able to offer this same experience to UK customers through a network of handpicked, local tradespeople and service providers.”

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