Amazon Tests Furniture Assembly Service

Home Depot Inc., Lowe’s Cos Inc., and Best Buy Co. will feel the pressure of more competition from Amazon as the online retailer experiments with a premium service that lets customers opt to have furniture or appliances assembled as soon they arrive at their homes, reports Bloomberg. The move, if adopted permanently by Amazon, would help the world’s largest online retailer compete more effectively with retailers that offer similar options. Amazon plans to introduce the service in Virginia and two other markets. It will require delivery persons to unpack and assemble the items, remove the packaging, and take the item back if the customer is not wholly satisfied.