The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon is poised to launch a marketplace to rival Etsy for buyers and sellers of handmade goods.

Etsy sellers were invited to a preview of Amazon’s new service, called simply Handmade, the WSJ said.

Rumors circulated in late April that Amazon was readying a site for handmade crafts.

It will be interesting how Amazon will position the service, or whether it can dislodge Etsy’s predominance in the sector. The WSJ pointed out that Etsy collects 3.5 percent of each sale and charges a 20-cent listing fee. Currently, Amazon takes 15 percent of marketplace sales.

Later this quarter Amazon plans to launch a home-services site to compete against Angie’s List.

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