Amazon may be the most convenient and popular way to shop online, and now you'll be able to find service professionals with the same ease.
Home Services covers a wide range of service needs, not just home improvement related. In addition to getting plumbing service, for example, you can add to your Amazon order home theater installation, tutoring, and tire installation or create a custom request. Heck, there's even an option to hire a goat grazer. (I'm not sure why that service showed up as an option for me, since the services are shown by Zip Code and I live in a town decidedly with zero goats.)
Amazon hand picks the pros and does a criminal background check on them. The prices for the services are clearly shown upfront--and Amazon will price match if you find a lower price for the same service and pro. And reviews of these professionals will come from verified customers. Amazon guarantees your satisfaction as well.
I pay for an Angie's List find-a-pro membership, but this seems more convenient, since it's much like ordering anything else on Amazon, not to mention cheaper. Angie's List covers more services, however, such as dentists and accountants. For finding pros who will come to your home however--whether to unclog your toilet or fix your iPhone, Amazon Home Services could come in very handy.
By the way, they'll give you a $20 gift card if you buy a service valued at $99 or more before April 13.