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Estimated US$400-800b market connects consumers with vetted service providers through online shops

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Joining Amazon's services programme has brought in so much new business that it has been hard to keep up, says Mr Feldman (above).

New York

THE installation of Deborah David's new kitchen faucet was a US$180 job. But it lies at the heart of an expanding US$400 billion commercial war.

Some of the biggest names in e-commerce along with a growing pool of startups are vying for a chunk of the fragmented, quotidian