Published On: Tue, Aug 25th, 2015

Amazon’s “Prime Now” Expands To Seattle Region, Adds Beer, Wine & Liquor Delivery Option


Amazon’s one-hour smoothness service, Prime Now, is finally creation a approach to a company’s hometown with today’s launch in Seattle and surrounding regions. Included in a enlargement are Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland areas, a association says. The pierce comes shortly after a service’s enlargement outward a U.S. to London, that took place progressing this summer.

Notably, a Seattle area launch now adds a choice for business to sequence beer, booze and booze for discerning delivery.

Prime Now now operates in a flourishing handful of metro areas around a U.S. given a late 2014 launch in NYC, including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Manhattan and Miami.

More cities will accept a use before year end, Amazon also notes.

Prime Now, that operates by approach of a standalone mobile focus on iOS and Android devices, allows members of Amazon’s annual faithfulness module Amazon Prime to sequence a far-reaching accumulation of equipment for one-hour or two-hour delivery. The choice of equipment accessible tend to be those last-minute needs – celebration supplies, gifts, domicile items, electronics, or groceries – even cold equipment like divert or solidified equipment like ice cream.

Amazon also operates a possess grocery smoothness service, AmazonFresh, in a Seattle area, though it seems a pricing for that use is still in motion – a association has been contrast creation grocery smoothness only another Prime advantage in name markets, during $7.99 per delivery. And it’s behind charging business a annual AmazonFresh fees.

Prime Now, however, does not underline a same extended preference of grocery equipment as on AmazonFresh, though a dual services could see continued formation in a future.

With today’s launch, business in a Seattle segment can also sequence drink and booze for one or two-hour delivery, or name tough liquors like whiskey, rum, and vodka. This is a initial time that Prime Now has offering this choice in a U.S. market.

In a newly combined cities across King County, shoppers can request deliveries 7 days a week, from 8 AM to midnight. One hour deliveries are $7.99 though two-hour deliveries are free. There are now “tens of thousands” of equipment accessible by a Prime Now service, Amazon says.

If you’re wondering when Prime Now will turn accessible in your city, we might wish to only download a Prime Now app and wait. Amazon records that anyone can implement a app and will afterwards be told when a use launches in their region.

Prime Now’s enlargement comes on a heels of identical services from competitors like eBay and Google being shutdown or de-prioritized. For example, eBay sealed a smoothness use eBay Now this July, observant that it indispensable to rethink a skeleton for same-day delivery. Meanwhile, Google Express close down dual of a smoothness hubs in California progressing this month, as it continues to revamp a service’s logistics.

But Prime Now is not but a competition, notwithstanding saying some of a incomparable giants rethinking their possess smoothness strategies. A flourishing series of on-demand smoothness startups, like Instacart, Postmates, Deliv, Shutl, and even Uber, to name a few, are gratifying civic dwellers’ needs for present benefit these days by delivering a operation of equipment from products to groceries to gifts and more. Beer, wine and booze smoothness services are also popping up, too, in name metros.

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