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Amazon’s Prime Now Comes to Austin, Offering One-Hour Delivery of Daily Essentials

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 9, 2015-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Prime Now has launched in Austin. The ultra-fast service, offered exclusively as a benefit to Prime members, provides one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of daily essentials through a mobile app.

“A few of the most popular items delivered through Prime Now in Texas since we launched in Dallas are Campbell’s Soup, bottled water and organic iced tea,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations. “We know customers in Austin will love the opportunity to skip a trip to the store and get items delivered right to their door in under an hour.”

Prime Now is launching in select Austin zip codes today and will expand quickly to additional zip codes across the city soon. All Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, and will be notified when the service is available in their local area. In Austin, Prime Now is available from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is available 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 with Prime photos, early access to select Lightning Deals and access to over 800,000 books to borrow through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

Prime Now is currently available in Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Dallas, Manhattan and Miami. The service will continue rolling out to additional cities in 2015. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now 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 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.

About Amazon

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.

Source: Amazon.com, Inc.

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