Amazon launches one hour delivery service for customers in Manhattan

Local News Manhattan: 20 Dec, 2014
(Manhattan): E-commerce giant Amazon introduced its ‘’Prime Now’’ service for customers in Manhattan, with this service the products ordered online would be delivered as soon as within an hour. This is Amazon’s latest effort to connect customers with products they order as quickly as possible. Two hour delivery will be free under Prime service and one-hour delivery is available for $7.99.

The service is available to customers who pay $99 annually for the prime membership. More than 25,000 products are available under this service. Amazon will expand ‘’Prime Now’’ service to various other cities in 2015. The ‘’Prime Now’’ includes delivery of various household products, books, toys etc. Amazon is also experimenting with drones to deliver products.

The company is looking at making more and more people buy goods online which they need immediately, rather than rushing to stores. Amazon is raising the bar of product delivery as it competes with other major market players such as Google’s same day shopping express service and EBay now program. Google offers same day delivery service, but only for a limited number of products in certain U.S. cities.

In order to compete with the likes of Amazon, traditional physical retailers need to start same day or one-hour delivery service.

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