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The Seattle Times reports that in the year since Amazon launched its Home Services business, competing with the likes of Angie's List, it has expanded it to 30 metropolitan areas. According to the story, while it does provide specifics, "Amazon says it has done well, with orders growing more than 20 percent per month since the marketplace launched in March 2015 in four metropolitan areas."

The Times notes that this is yet another way for Amazon to expand its ecosystem as it looks to become "the place where everybody goes for purchases or services. The company, of course, takes its cut — a 10 to 20 percent commission per job in the case of home services, depending on the complexity of the order."
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