Thursday, November 10, 2016

Amazon May Offer Housekeeping Service to its Prime Members (AMZN)

From the Seattle Times:

Amazon looks to clean house — literally
The company might be starting a service to clean the homes of Amazon Prime members, as suggested by job postings on the Amazon website for “home assistants” to help Amazon customers “keep up their home.”

Is thinking of providing good housekeeping as its next Prime member perk?

Two Seattle job postings for concierge-like “home assistants” on Amazon’s website suggest so.
They call for potential recruits to join “Amazon Assistants,” which the company describes as “experts in helping Amazon customers keep up their home.”

That means helping customers with “tidying up around the home, laundry, and helping put groceries and essentials like toilet paper and paper towels away.”

The goal is to provide, as part of a two-person team, “timesaving assistance to Amazon Prime members,” so they can run an “errand-free” home.

Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

To be sure, Amazon doesn’t seem to be hiring an army of housecleaners; the fact that it’s only a couple of job postings has ‘experiment’ written all over it.

But the apparent venture serves to underscore how creative Amazon is becoming when it comes to reasons to join the Prime membership program....MORE