Amazon introduces new service that improves the convenience of receiving deliveries for Prime members

  • Available initially in 37 cities across the United States, Amazon’s innovative new service enables in-home delivery at no extra cost
  • Amazon Key also allows customers to grant secure home access for guests and, coming soon, tens of thousands of service providers, such as Merry Maids, Rover and professional services from Amazon Home Services
  • Amazon Key includes the Amazon Key app, a smart lock and the company’s newest device, Amazon Cloud Cam, an intelligent indoor security camera

SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ:AMZN) – Amazon today announced Amazon Key, a new service exclusively for Prime members that radically improves the convenience of receiving deliveries. Amazon Key enables in-home delivery and secure home access for guests and service appointments.

Amazon Key will be available on November 8 in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the U.S., with more locations rolling out over time. Delivery is available on tens of millions of items sold on Amazon.com and the delivery is available at no extra cost for Prime members. AmazonKey works with Same-Day, One-Day, Two-Day and Standard Shipping. Once set-up is complete, receiving in-home delivery is as simple as a click: customers select “in-home” while shopping and Amazon handles the rest. No passcodes, no fuss.

“Amazon Key gives customers peace of mind knowing their orders have been safely delivered to their homes and are waiting for them when they walk through their doors,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President of Delivery Technology, Amazon. “Now, Prime members can select in-home delivery and conveniently see their packages being delivered right from their mobile phones.”

Amazon Key allows customers to have their packages securely delivered inside their home without having to be there. Using the Amazon Key app, customers stay in control and can track their delivery with real-time notifications, watch the delivery happening live or review a video of the delivery after it is complete.

This state-of-the-art technology doesn’t simply replace a key with a digital passcode. Each time a delivery driver requests access to a customer’s home, Amazon verifies that the correct driver is at the right address, at the intended time, through an encrypted authentication process. Once this process is successfully completed, Amazon Cloud Cam starts recording and the door is then unlocked. No access codes or keys are ever provided to delivery drivers. And, for added peace of mind, in-home delivery is backed by Amazon’s Happiness Guarantee.

Prime members can pre-order the Amazon Key In-Home Kit, which includes Amazon Cloud Cam and one of several compatible smart locks by leading lock manufacturers Yale and Kwikset. Customers can install the In-Home Kit themselves or take advantage of free professional installation. Amazon Key In-Home Kit starts at $249.99.

Amazon Key will make customers’ lives easier in many ways—not just through delivery. The service offers keyless access for family and friends. Customers can set the frequency and length of time a person has access, and add or remove contacts as they see fit. And, in the coming months, Amazon Key will provide customers with easy and convenient professional service scheduling with thousands of providers. This includes integrations with some of the leading service brands, including home cleaning experts from Merry Maids and pet sitters and dog walkers on Rover.com, as well as over 1,200 services from providers across 60 professions via Amazon Home Services.

“Amazon Key will make it even easier to cross a major chore off your to-do list by letting the professionals at Merry Maids take care of the house cleaning while you’re not home,” said Nik Varty, CEO of ServiceMaster, the parent company of Merry Maids. “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Amazon so that their customers in need of professional home cleaning services can take advantage of this innovative, convenient and secure service.”

Customers can visit www.amazon.com/key to check eligibility, pre-order the Amazon Key In-Home Kit and schedule free professional installation.

About Amazon

Amazon 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 tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

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Amazon Original Series Le Mans: Racing is Everything to Offer Prime Members Unprecedented Access to the Legendary 24 Hour Race

The Amazon Original Series Will Offer Prime Members Unprecedented Access to the Legendary 24 Hour Race

SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (-Mar. 6, 2017) announced it has greenlit the Amazon Original Series Le Mans: Racing is Everything from London based production company New Black Films. The limited series will explore what is known as “the Mount Everest of motorsports,” the grueling, non-stop 24-hour car race that has taken place annually in Le Mans, France since 1923. Prime members will be able to stream the series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. Le Mans: Racing Is Everything will be a global release and available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for members to watch via the Prime Video app for popular smart TVs, Fire TV, Fire Tablets and Android and iOS phones and tablets. The show will also be available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.

Le Mans: Racing is Everything will offer unprecedented access to the entire 24 hours of the race, while exploring the storied legacy of Le Mans and the generations of drivers who have braved the course. Le Mans: Racing is Everything embeds with teams Porsche, Audi, Nissan, Toyota, Aston Martin and Rebellion as they race to build their cars and compete in what is one of the highest attended single-day sporting events in the world. Featured drivers include Australian Formula 1 legend Mark Webber; German three-time Le Mans champion André Lotterer; Nico Prost, son of legendary Formula 1 driver Alain Prost; and English teenage gamer Jann Mardenborough, who at the age of 19 was given a slot on Team Nissan after winning an e-Sports racing competition.

“Fans are consistently thrilled by the excitement and danger that is the annual Le Mans race. Le Mans: Racing is Everything will take that excitement to the next level, giving Prime members behind-the-scenes access to what it takes to win this singular event,” said Conrad Riggs, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals.

“We’ll raise the veil on the pressure that racing cars to the limit puts on the teams and drivers, in a unique human-interest driven series that will take a 360 look at what it takes to participate, organize and ultimately try and win what is unquestionably the toughest race in motorsport,” said James Erskine of New Black Films. “It’s a great privilege to bring this to screen with such strong collaborators as Amazon Prime Video. This is racing as you’ve never seen it before.”

“The Automobile Club de l’Ouest was very pleased to grant New Black Films unprecedented access to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and we are excited for Amazon Prime members to see the result,” said Pierre Fillon, President of the ACO.

Le Mans: Racing is Everything is slated to be directed by Emmy Award-nominated James Erskine (American Masters) and produced by Victoria Gregory (Man on Wire, Senna), and their production company, New Black Films (The White Room, One Night in Turin).

Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.

About Amazon Video

Amazon Video is a premium on-demand entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch, and how to watch it. Amazon Video is the only service that provides all of the following:

  • Prime Video: Thousands of movies and TV shows, including popular licensed content plus critically-acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies from Amazon Studios like Transparent, The Man in the High Castle, Love & Friendship and kids series Tumble Leaf, available for unlimited streaming as part of an Amazon Prime membership. Prime Video is also now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe at www.primevideo.com.
  • Amazon Channels: Over 100 video subscriptions to networks like HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, PBS KIDS, Acorn TV and more, available to Amazon Prime members as add-ons to their membership – to view the full list of channels available, visit www.amazon.com/channels
  • Rent or Own: Hundreds of thousands of titles, including new-release movies and current TV shows available for on-demand rental or purchase for all Amazon customers
  • Instant Access: Instantly watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets, or online. For a list of all compatible devices visit www.amazon.com/howtostream
  • Premium Features: Top features like 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and mobile downloads for offline viewing of select content

In addition to Prime Video, the Prime membership includes unlimited fast free shipping options across all categories available on Amazon, more than two million songs and thousands of playlists and stations with Prime Music, secure photo storage with Prime Photos, unlimited reading with Prime Reading, unlimited access to a digital audiobook catalogue with Audible Channels for Prime, a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot with Twitch Prime, early access to select Lightning Deals, exclusive access and discounts to select items, and more. To sign-up for Prime or to find out more visit: www.amazon.com/prime.

About Amazon

Amazon 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 tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

About New Black Films

Innovative and groundbreaking, New Black Films is one of the world’s premium producers of sporting stories, from high end documentary to feature film. Based in London, England, the company was founded by filmmakers James Erskine and Victoria Gregory in 2009, and joined in 2015 by Alex Holmes. Our films combine state-of-the-art filmmaking techniques with a passion for story-telling and the emotional journeys at their core. Our films have been released theatrically in the US, UK, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe and the Middle East; and with broadcast partners such as BBC, ITV, HBO, Discovery, Canal+ and many others.

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Amazon Original Movie Love & Friendship available free to Prime members through Amazon Prime Video on October 20

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon Studios today (Oct. 11, 2016) announced that the Amazon Original Movie Love & Friendship will be available through Amazon Prime Video at no additional cost to Prime members on October 20. The acclaimed film based on a novella by Jane Austen is written and directed by Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco), stars Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Pearl Harbor), Chloë Sevigny(Boys Don’t Cry, Big Love), Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Fury), Emma Greenwell (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Shameless) and Tom Bennett (Mascots, PhoneShop), and produced by Katie Holly (Citadel, Shrooms) and Lauranne Bourrachot (A Prophet, Sleepless Night), and co-produced by Raymond van der Kaaij (They Have Escaped, 22nd of May) and Marco Cherqui (A Prophet, Sleepless Night).

Love & Friendship premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was released in theaters on May 13, 2016 to great critical response. The film is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes where it maintains a 98% Fresh rating. Here’s what some have said about the film:

  • “As adaptations go, this is a match made in heaven”– Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
  • “It’s the Whit Stillman movie that some of us have been waiting a long time for, and also a Jane Austen movie that goes some way toward correcting the record of dull and dutiful cinematic Janeism.” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times
  • “The sharpest, least sentimental and possibly the best version of Austen yet.” – Farran Smith Nehme, The New York Post
  • “The language, a lyrical blend of Jane Austen and Whit Stillman, bewitches even as it stings. A sublime Kate Beckinsale digs into the role of her career. Pure pleasure.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
  • “A supremely elegant and delicately filigreed adaptation of Jane Austen’s epistolary novella “Lady Susan.” – Justin Chang, Variety

“Love & Friendship brings to life Jane Austen’s novella in a captivating comedic style thanks to Whit Stillman’s unique voice and filmmaking coupled with amazing acting by Kate Beckinsale and Chloë Sevigny,” said Jason Ropell, Worldwide Head of Motion Pictures, Amazon Studios. “We’re thrilled that after a successful theatrical run, the Amazon Original Movie will be available this month for our Prime members to stream and enjoy.”

Beautiful, young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica (Clark). In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy (Samuel), the rich and silly Sir James Martin(Bennett) and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.

Not available on any other subscription services, Love & Friendship will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices including Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership. Prime members will also be able to download the film to mobile devices for offline viewing. Love & Friendship joins Prime Video’s line-up of award-winning and critically acclaimed Original Series and Movies—to see more originals available exclusively for Prime members visit www.amazon.com/originals.

Customers who are not already Prime members can sign-up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.

About Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios launched in 2010 as a new way to develop feature films and episodic series—one that’s open to great ideas from creators and audiences around the world. Anyone can upload a script online for Amazon Studios to review, and those who choose to make their projects public can also receive feedback from the Amazon Studios community. First announced in January 2015, Amazon Original Movies is an initiative by Amazon Studios to produce and acquire original movies for theatrical release and early window distribution exclusively for Prime members. Like Amazon Original Series, Amazon Original Movies focuses on unique stories, voices, and characters from top and up-and-coming creators. In 2015 Amazon Studios released its first film, Chi-Raq from critically acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. Chi-Raq is now available for Prime members to stream exclusively. This year, Amazon Studios will release, in theaters, Kenneth Longergan’s Manchester By The Sea on November 18th and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson on December 28th.

About Amazon Video

Amazon Video is a premium on-demand entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch, and how to watch it. Amazon Video is the only service that provides all of the following:

  • Prime Video: Thousands of movies and TV episodes, including popular licensed content plus critically-acclaimed and award-winning Amazon Original Series and Movies from Amazon Studios like Transparent, The Man in the High Castle, Chi-Raq and kids series Tumble Leaf, available for unlimited streaming as part of an Amazon Prime membership
  • Add-on Subscriptions: Dozens of subscriptions to networks like SHOWTIME, STARZ and more, available to Amazon Prime members as add-ons to their membership
  • Rent or Own: Hundreds of thousands of titles, including new-release movies and current TV shows available for on-demand rental or purchase for all Amazon customers
  • Instant Access: Instantly watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Video app on TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets, or online. For a list of all compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream
  • Premium Features: Top features like 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and mobile downloads for offline viewing of certain content

In addition to Prime Video, the Prime membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items across all categories, more than one million songs and thousands of playlists and 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, one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First, and more. To sign up for Prime or to find out more, visit: www.amazon.com/prime.

About Amazon

Amazon 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 tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about.

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Amazon Prime Now adds Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market for Prime members in Indianapolis

SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Oct. 6, 2016) announced Prime Now has added superfast delivery from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market. Prime members in Indianapolis can now shop for fresh-from-the-farm and locally grown groceries from Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market and have those items conveniently delivered right to their door in one-or two-hours.

“Fresh Thyme offers an impressive variety of groceries for Prime members from organic produce to gluten-free products, and fresh treats from local artisan bakeries,” said Simoina Vasen, director of Prime Now. “We are excited to partner with such a trusted and popular brand to bring products that customers love right to their door for free in two hours.”

“Amazon Prime Now is a perfect fit for Fresh Thyme to be able to extend this convenience to those who may not be able to shop with us as often as they’d like,” said Fresh Thyme CEO, Chris Sherrell. “At the core of both our brands is an emphasis on quality, convenience and value, and this partnership is a huge step in better serving our communities.”

Prime members in Avon, Speedway, Carmel, Broad Ripple, downtown and more will be able to shop groceries from Fresh Thyme in addition to the tens of thousands of items available from Amazon Prime Now. Through Prime Now, one-hour delivery is $7.99 and two-hour delivery is free. Prime Now is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week in the Indianapolis-area.

In addition to superfast delivery of tens of thousands of items through Amazon, Prime Now is available in 30 cities in the U.S. and delivers from local grocery stores, restaurants, alcohol stores, beauty stores and pet care stores and continues to expand rapidly. Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, or visit www.primenow.com to place orders and track the status of their delivery in real time. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now at www.primenow.com.

About Amazon

Amazon 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 tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now, Shop, or Download the App at www.primenow.com.

About Fresh Thyme

Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, and health supplement products. Fresh Thyme continues its rapid Midwest expansion with 20 scheduled store openings in 2017. Learn more at freshthyme.com. Keep in touch by liking us at facebook.com/freshthymefarmersmarkets and following us at twitter.com/freshthymefm or instagram.com/freshthyme/.

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Amazon and Audible announce premium benefit for Prime members to enjoy unlimited free access to Audible Channels

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Audible today (Sep. 13, 2016) announced a new premium spoken-word benefit for Prime members in the U.S. Members now enjoy unlimited free access to the new short-form digital audio service, Audible Channels, as well as a rotating selection of more than 50 audiobooks from Audible’s catalog. Audible Channels for Prime now joins the growing list of all-you-can-eat benefits for Prime members including guaranteed unlimited fast, free shipping, unlimited access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, early access to Lightning Deals and more. Prime members can access Audible Channels for Prime by downloading the Audible app for iOS, Android, and Windows 10. To learn more about Audible Channels for Prime, please visit www.amazon.com/audiblechannels.

“As a longtime Audible member, I cannot wait for Prime members to discover this new premium spoken-word experience—for free,” said Greg Greeley, Vice President, Prime. “Tens of millions of members in the U.S. already enjoy the many benefits of Prime including unlimited fast, free Prime shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, and exclusive products and discounts. Prime provides a one-of-a-kind digital-physical hybrid benefit experience and now members can add Audible Channels and audiobooks to their daily habits.”

Audible Channels

Introduced this year, Audible Channels features a consistently refreshed, thoughtfully organized selection of original programs, distinctive comedy, lectures, and audio editions of standout articles and news from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs,Charlie Rose, McSweeney’s, The Onion, and other leading periodicals. Audible Channels also showcases 20 hand-selected Audible Playlists, from essential stories of the day, meditation and commute-sized comedy to compilations on science, history, technology and more. Now free for Prime members, Audible Channels is otherwise available to purchase for $4.95 a month or the equivalent of $59.40 per year.

The lineup of ad-free programming includes:

  • Presidents are People Too!, a series that transforms U.S. Presidents into real-life people complete with quirks, flaws, triumphs, scandals and bodily ailments, hosted by former “The Daily Show” head writer Elliott Kalan and American historian Alexis Coe
  • Bedtime Stories for Cynics, inappropriate children’s stories for adults only, presented by Nick Offerman of “Parks and Recreation” fame
  • Hold On with Eugene Mirman, in which Mirman pauses funny live stories and gets his special comedian guests, including Jim Gaffigan and “Weird Al” Yankovic to divulge new details
  • Limelight, highlighting the best new standup performances from comedy clubs across the country, with rotating guest hosts such as T. J. Miller, Ron Funches and the Sklar Brothers
  • Lectures from The Great Courses

Prime members will also discover the first episodes or previews of the following original programs, subsequent episodes of which they’ll be able to explore and enjoy for free in the coming months:

  • The Butterfly Effect, hosted by Jon Ronson, which explores the question, what happens when we expect things for free?
  • Ponzi Supernova, a fascinating look at Bernard Madoff, the man behind the largest Ponzi scheme in history, featuring exclusive jailhouse interviews with Madoff himself
  • Damned Spot, a series that examines the afterlife of places defined by tragic events
  • West Cork, a true crime series about an unsolved society murder, set on the south coast of Ireland
  • Extra Credit with Neal Pollack, in which the author, musician and comedian takes his 13-year-old son’s education into his own hands, and hilarity ensues

New original programs will be introduced regularly.

Audible Playlists include:

  • Get Smart, in which Audible editors scour the world to unearth uncommon knowledge that will make you the most interesting person you know
  • Punchlines, your front-row seat to comedy clubs across America (without the two-drink minimum)
  • Science This, in which Audible editors uncover the accessible and fascinating science that connects you to your universe
  • Impact, your source of insights, commentary and reporting to give perspective, meaning and context to the news

“The ultimate mission of Audible Channels is to invent new ways to unleash the power of well-composed and artfully spoken words,” said Don Katz, Audible founder and CEO. “As millions of people every year discover the joy and utility of quality listening, Audible Channels will be the place where superior short-form audio information and entertainment captures and conveys a compelling sense of the world for daily consumption in fast-twitch time. We’re thrilled to make this evolving listening innovation available to Prime members.”

Free Audiobook Selection for Prime Members

Prime members will also be able to stream a rotating selection of more than 50 premium audiobooks, across nine Prime-exclusive channels, including:

  • Top-rated audiobooks across a range of genres, such as Mary Kubica’s The Good Girl, Karl Marlantes’ What It Is Like to Go to War, Matthew Quick’s The Silver Linings Playbook, Anne Lamott’s Stitches and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game Alive
  • Celebrity-narrated classics, such as Scarlett Johansson’s performance of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Rosamund Pike’s narration of Pride and Prejudice, and a full-cast recording of Dracula, starring Alan Cumming
  • Shared listening experiences for the family, including Clifford the Big Red Dog, Winnie-the-Pooh, and The Velveteen Rabbit

More to Prime

Tens of millions of Prime members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. In the U.S., that includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 30 million items across all categories, unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 27 major cities and one and two-hour delivery with Prime Now on tens of thousands of items available in more than 25 metro areas. In addition to fast, free Prime shipping, members have access to unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, more than one million songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos and one free pre-released book a month with Kindle First. To learn more or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, visit www.amazon.com/prime.

About AUDIBLE, INC.

Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 300,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible serves millions of listeners around the world through dedicated Audible sites in the UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan and Italy. Audible is also the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

About Amazon

Amazon 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 tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit amazon.com/about.

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Amazon and Audible announce premium benefit for Prime members to enjoy unlimited free access to Audible Channels
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Amazon Restaurants announces free one-hour delivery to Prime members in Houston

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Aug. 31, 2016) announced that Prime members in Houston can now enjoy free one-hour delivery from popular restaurants, including Carrabba’s, El Tiempo Cantina, Max’s Wine Dive, P.F. Chang’s, Thai Gourmet, The Hay Merchant and many more. Using the Prime Now mobile app or visiting the new Prime Now website, Houston customers can view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders, track the status of their delivery, and watch as their delivery courier travels from the restaurant to the delivery address in real time.

“The thriving and diverse restaurant scene in the Bayou City can now be conveniently delivered to your door for free delivery with no menu markups through Amazon Restaurants on Prime Now,” said Gus Lopez, general manager, Amazon Restaurants. “We take care of mealtime so our customers have more time to go out and enjoy the things they love.”

Once an order is placed, Amazon delivery partners deliver the food in an hour or less. Prime Now Restaurant Delivery offers customers transparent pricing—there are no menu markups or hidden service fees and delivery on all orders is free. If a customer finds a restaurant item on Prime Now that is priced higher than the regularly-priced item on the restaurant’s current online menu within 24 hours of placing the order, Amazon will refund that customer the price of the item.

“Great customer service and satisfaction is what El Tiempo Cantina Family of Restaurants strives for every day, so partnering up with Amazon Restaurantsis right up our alley,” said Domenic Laurenzo, executive chef and president of El Tiempo Cantina family of restaurants. “We look forward to many years of a great partnership of delivering up delicious food with fast, friendly, consistent service with total satisfaction.”

Participating Houston restaurants include:

  • Abdallah’s Bakery
  • AL Quick Stop
  • Amazon Grill
  • Ambassador
  • Ambrosia
  • Américas River Oaks
  • Anejo
  • Bawarchi Biryani Point Indian Cuisine
  • Beaver’s
  • Bite Macarons
  • Bombay Pizza Co.
  • Burger Palace
  • Cafe Panda Garden
  • Café Pita
  • Canopy
  • Carrabba’s
  • Cavatore Italian Restaurant
  • Chuan’s Chinese Restaurant
  • Churrascos River Oaks
  • Collina’s Italian Cafe
  • Common Bond Cafe & Bakery
  • Corner Table
  • Crave Cupcakes
  • Crave Sushi
  • Cyclone Anaya’s Mexican Kitchen
  • Dak & Bop
  • Demeris Bar-B-Q
  • Dessert Gallery Bakery and Cafe
  • dgn Factory
  • Dish Society
  • Drexel House
  • El Tiempo Cantina
  • Empire Cafe
  • Express Rolls
  • Federal American Grill
  • Fellini Caffé
  • Frank’s Americana Revival
  • Freshii
  • Fusion Taco
  • Grace’s
  • Gusto Gourmet
  • Happy Fatz
  • Harvest Express
  • Harvest Organic Grille
  • The Hay Merchant
  • Heights Asian Cafe
  • Hugs & Donuts
  • Hyderabad House
  • Indika
  • J. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge
  • Juan Mon’s International
  • Kam’s Fine Chinese Cuisine
  • Latin Bites
  • Laurenzo’s Restaurant
  • Luna Pizzeria
  • Max’s Wine Dive
  • Mia’s Table
  • Michiru Sushi
  • Midtown BBQ
  • Muscle Maker Grill
  • Myth Kafe
  • Nara Thai Express
  • OMG BBQ
  • Panda Garden
  • Pepperoni’s Pizza
  • Peska Seafood Culture
  • Pete’s Fine Meats & Deli
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • Piola
  • Pizza L’Vino
  • Ragin’ Cajun
  • Ragú & Pesto
  • Rainbow Lodge
  • Saigon House
  • Salento
  • Sammy’s Wild Game Grill
  • Samurai Noodle
  • Shade
  • Shanghai River Restaurant
  • Shiva Indian Restaurant
  • Southern Goods
  • Stoked Tacos
  • Sud Italia Ristorante
  • Tango & Malbec
  • Taquerias Arandas
  • Texas Tamale Company
  • Thai Gourmet
  • Thai Lanna
  • Thai Pepper
  • The Burger Joint
  • Tony Mandola’s Gulf Coast Kitchen
  • Vietopia Restaurant
  • Weslayan Café
  • Your Pie
  • Zabak’s Mediterranean Cafe

Prime members can download the Prime Now app or visit the Prime Now website to enter their zip code and see if the service is available in their area. In zip codes where restaurant delivery is available, customers will see Restaurants on the home page.

To learn more about Amazon Restaurants or to download the Prime Now mobile app, visit primenow.amazon.com/restaurants. For restaurants interested in working with Amazon Restaurants, please visit amazon.com/restaurants-merchants.

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