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By Devin Coldewey

The next time you need a room painted, a leaky sink fixed or a TV mounted, you may be able to just add it to your Amazon shopping cart with a click rather than go through the usual rigmarole. Amazon Home Services is the tech giant's latest offering, letting users across the country line up an electrician or mechanic with a click.

The next time you need a room painted, a leaky sink fixed or a TV mounted, you may be able to just add it to your Amazon shopping cart with a click rather than go through the usual rigmarole. Amazon Home Services is the tech giant's latest offering, letting users across the country line up an electrician or mechanic with a click.

"What we’re trying to do for costumers is make it as easy to buy a service as it is to buy a physical product on Amazon today," explained Amazon's Peter Faricy to TODAY.

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The most popular services, by Amazon's estimate, are what you might expect: painter, handyman, plumber, cleaner, and so on. But there may be less common services available as well — got some brush that needs clearing? Hire some goats to chew their way through it. All in all there's a total of 2.4 million service offers across more than 700 categories of professional service types, all of which Amazon claims to have evaluated and hand-picked. (No babysitters yet, unfortunately.)

It's a widespread but still limited roll-out: New York, L.A., San Francisco, and Amazon HQ Seattle are getting the most service coverage, so if you're in Chicago, Miami or a smaller town, don't expect the full rent-a-goat treatment. By the end of the year, however, Faricy hinted, the biggest 30 metro areas in the country should be catching up.

Want to give it a try? Just go to Amazon and look up a service just like you'd look up a book or gadget.