Amazon expands one-hour delivery service to Seattle and three other Washington cities
Amazon has announced expansion of its one-hour delivery service to Seattle and three other Washington cities. Amazon is offering Prime Now through the mobile app exclusively for Prime members to order beer, wine and spirits.
In addition to one-hour delivery for $7.99, Amazon is also offering free two-hour delivery. Prime members can order seven days a week items like wine and beer, ice cream and televisions, among other things.
Well, the service may prove to be great help for customers to save the effort of visiting a store.
Stephenie Landry, director of Amazon's Prime Now service, said, "Customers love the convenience of one-hour delivery and we're excited to bring Prime Now to our hometown customers in Seattle and surrounding areas".
All that members need to start ordering alcoholic beverages online is download the Prime Now app. Manhattan was the first to see the launch of the Amazon app last year.
Amazon attracted vitriol earlier this month after a report from New York Times showed devastating work conditions Amazon employees work in. CEO Jeff Bezos immiadetly came in defense of the company through a memo.
Offering online services to buy alcohol takes Amazon deeper into the growing market for on-demand grocery delivery that already includes companies like Instacart in the US and Postmates.
Wait for the service will be a little longer for Amazon members outside Seattle. Amazon spokesperson told GeekWire that the company wants to learn from customers and if they find offering of alcohol in the Prime Now is really good then the company will expand the offering in other locations as well.