SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2015--
Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Prime Now has expanded
to Baltimore and Miami. The ultra-fast service, which initially launched
as a benefit for Prime members in Manhattan, offers one-hour delivery on
tens of thousands of daily essentials through a mobile app.
“Customers in Manhattan and Brooklyn love Prime Now—it means you can
skip a trip to the store and get the items you need delivered right to
your door in under an hour,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice
president of worldwide operations. “Since launching, we’ve seen high
demand on everything from essentials like water and paper towels to more
surprising deliveries like getting a customer a hard-to-find,
top-selling toy in 23 minutes—we are excited to continue delivering to
customers in record-breaking time.”
Prime Now is launching in select Baltimore and Miami zip codes today and
will expand rapidly to additional zip codes within each city soon. All
Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and
Android devices, and be notified when the service is available in their
local area. In Miami and Baltimore, Prime Now is available from 8 a.m.
to 10 p.m., seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour
delivery is available in select zip codes for $7.99.
Tens of millions of members around the world already enjoy Prime. In the
US, membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20
million items, instant streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV
episodes through Prime Instant Video, over a million songs and hundreds
of playlists through Prime Music, free unlimited photo storage through
Amazon’s Cloud Drive, early access to select Lightning Deals and access
to over 800,000 books to borrow through the Kindle Owners’ Lending
The one-hour delivery service is powered by Amazon’s growing operations
that utilize advanced technology to speed up order delivery times for
customers. Prime Now will continue rolling out to additional cities in
2015. Learn more and download the mobile app at www.amazon.com/primenow.
About Amazon Prime
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, over a million songs
and hundreds of playlists with Prime Music, early access to select
Lightning Deals, free secure, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud
Drive with Prime Photos and access to more than 800,000 books to borrow
with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. Not a member? Start a free
trial of Amazon Prime at www.amazon.com/prime.
Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is
guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor
focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and
long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized
recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct
Publishing, Kindle, Fire phone, Fire tablets, and Fire TV are some of
the products and services pioneered by Amazon.
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