Amazon has launched a one-hour delivery service for members of its Prime service in the United States.
Prime Now has been launched in Manhattan offering one-hour delivery on a range of daily essentials through a mobile app. More cities are to be added next year.
Members can get products like paper towels, shampoo, books, toys and batteries delivered to their door in an hour or less.
Prime Now is available from 6 am to midnight, seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is available for $7.99. Part of Amazon’s new building on 34th Street in Manhattan will serve as a hub for delivery of Prime Now orders.
Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said: “There are times when you can’t make it to the store and other times when you simply don’t want to go. There are so many reasons to skip the trip and now Prime members in Manhattan can get the items they need delivered in an hour or less.”
“Prime members in Manhattan are going to love this service and we cannot wait to roll out Prime Now to additional cities in 2015.”