Amazon Introduces Prime Now Today, One-Hour Delivery


Amazon announced Prime Now, the newest benefit for Prime members, which offers one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of daily essentials through a mobile app in the US. Prime Now is powered by Amazon’s growing network of fulfillment centers that utilize high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers. Now, Prime members can get products like paper towels, shampoo, books, toys and batteries delivered right to their door in an hour or less.

Amazon is launching Prime Now in select areas of Manhattan today. The service, which promises delivery in as little as an hour in New York between 6 a.m. and midnight, will expand to other cities next year. Amazon will charge $7.99 for delivery within an hour, with two-hour delivery being free. More than 25,000 items are eligible under the Prime Now program, which is only available to customers who pay $99 for the annual Prime membership. Prime members can immediately download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, and will be notified when the service is available in their local area.

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $99 a year that offers customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items across all categories, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video, one million songs and hundreds of playlists with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals and access to more than 600,000 books to borrow with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Learn more about Amazon Prime Now and download the mobile app at www.amazon.com/primenow.