|Amazon Introduces New York City Residents to AmazonLocal|
NEW YORK, Aug 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the arrival in New York City of AmazonLocal (www.amazonlocal.com), a new local deals marketplace offering savings of at least 50 percent off products and services at restaurants, spas, fun events and more. The company also announced that AmazonLocal will provide unique deals from Amazon-affiliated websites, including Amazon.com, MYHABIT.com and endless.com.
"Since our initial launch in Boise in June, AmazonLocal has rapidly expanded to 30 distinct locations in 10 states. Whether it's an amazing deal on local services or, in the coming months, on Amazon.com, MYHABIT.com and endless.com, AmazonLocal customers can expect to find significant savings every day," said Mike George, vice president of AmazonLocal. "In New York, there's no better way to truly understand the Big Apple than by getting the best deals the city has to offer."
In the coming weeks, New York City customers in Downtown, Midtown, Uptown (including the Upper East Side and Upper West Side) and Brooklyn will see deals such as:
In the coming months, AmazonLocal is also introducing customers to unique deals from Amazon-affiliated websites, including:
New York City customers can go to AmazonLocal.com to purchase deals using their Amazon account today. Customers in any U.S. city can sign up to be notified when deals in their area and deals from Amazon-affiliated websites are available. Customers across the country will find deals sourced through our strategic relationship with LivingSocial, as well as directly by AmazonLocal in select markets.
Customers using the Amazon Rewards Visa will earn five (5) points for each dollar spent on AmazonLocal during 2011, which can be redeemed for goods on Amazon or cash back.
AmazonLocal, launched in 2011, is a new local deals marketplace offering savings of at least 50 percent off products and services at restaurants, spas, fun events and more. AmazonLocal is now available in 30 locations, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Seattle, across 10 states (Alabama, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington State). Anyone can go to AmazonLocal.com and sign up to be notified when AmazonLocal is available in their area.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.
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