SEATTLE – Is Amazon.com thinking of providing good housekeeping as its next Prime member perk?
Two Seattle job postings for “home assistants” on Amazon’s website suggest so. They call for potential recruits to join “Amazon Assistants,” which the Seattle-based 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 respond to a request for comment.
The apparent venture serves to underscore how creative Amazon is becoming when it comes to reasons to join the Prime membership program.
Members pay $99 a year for guaranteed shipping, and also get perks that range from a Netflix-like streaming video service to photo storage and even free books.