What will Amazon think of next? The largest online retailer in the world is making a major push to be your one-stop shop for anything you could ever possibly want to order. In addition to the millions of products available, Amazon recently began beta testing Amazon Local Services, a product that connects you with handymen and other local businesses in select markets. Now, the company is diving into the food delivery game. That's right - soon you might just be able to order your favorite takeout right from Amazon.
The new service works through Amazon Local and lets users order delivery and takeout from participating restaurants on the Amazon Local website or through the apps for Apple and Android gadgets.
Basically, you can look for participating restaurants in your area, place orders and pay using the credit card saved to your Amazon account.
Like Amazon Local Services, this product is still in beta mode, so it's only available to users in Seattle. But, if it turns out to be popular, I bet Amazon will expand it to other markets, too.
It sounds similar to the Seamless app that I told you about last month. That app lets you order takeout in cities across the country, so it's already ahead of Amazon. But, I wouldn't count Amazon out. It's got tons of resources at its disposal and I bet restaurants will be jumping at the chance to join when the company expands its service.