Since launching in Los Angeles and Orange County, bottled water and double stuff Oreos are a couple of the top favorites ordered through Prime Now in the Golden State
SEATTLE, 2015-10-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that Prime Now, the company’s one-hour delivery service, has expanded to the Bay Area. Through the service, Prime members can get superfast delivery on tens of thousands of items from daily staples like paper towels, milk or ice cream to laptops and Kindle devices, to name a few.
“Prime Now is our fastest delivery option ever. With Prime Now, you can skip a trip to the store and get the items you need delivered right to your door in under an hour,” said Stephenie Landry, director of Amazon’s Prime Now service. “Customers love the convenience of one-hour delivery and we’re excited to expand in California, bringing Prime Now to the Bay Area.”
Starting today, customers in most San Francisco and San Jose neighborhoods such as Potrero Hill, Mountain View and Cupertino can use the one-hour service and Amazon expects to expand to more neighborhoods in San Francisco, Palo Alto and throughout Silicon Valley within the next 24 hours. Customers can enter their zip code in the Prime Now app to see if their neighborhood is eligible or to be notified when the service is available in their area.
Prime Now operates in 17 metropolitan areas worldwide. In California, the service is also available in Los Angeles and Orange County.Amazon has five fulfillment centers in the state of California, employing more than 10,000 individuals in full-time jobs. Amazon has established six Prime Now hubs in the state to fuel superfast delivery. Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, and start shopping. In the Bay Area, 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, over a million songs and more than one thousand 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.
Learn more about Amazon Prime Now and download the mobile app at www.amazon.com/primenow.
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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 Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 16 metro areas, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, more than one million songs, more than one thousand playlists and hundreds of stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, 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. In addition, Prime members in select cities receive one and two hour delivery through Prime Now on tens of thousands of items through a mobile app. Not a member? Start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime.
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