Amazon today announced the company is expanding its one-hour Prime Now delivery service to two new US cities – Baltimore and Miami.
Those who purchase goods from the online retailer in these new locations are now able to take advantage of one-hour delivery on select essentials. The Amazon Prime Now service is available between 8am and 10pm in both cities, with two-hour deliveries available for free and the one-hour service in select zip codes for $7.99.
Should you rock Amazon Prime membership, you'll be able to enjoy unlimited free two-day shipping, as well as other membership benefits. Amazon notes that its delivery services will expand to more cities throughout this year.
See the press release below for more details.
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2015-- Amazon.com, 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 Library.
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.