Amazon offering Handmade delivery within 2 hours for holidays

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Amazon will now deliver its Handmade items via Now, its one- to two-hour delivery service.

Amazon Handmade is teaming up with its Prime Now delivery service for the holidays to offer handcrafted items delivered within one to two hours. 

This marks the first time that Amazon Handmade artists are able to leverage the company's fastest delivery method, and it will extend their selling season through Christmas Eve. 

Amazon joins numerous retailers that are offering special shipping deals in the final weeks of holiday shopping, including free shipping from brands such as Best Buy, Target and eBay.

Handmade products that are available include items from the categories of jewelry, home decor, artwork, party supplies, and kitchen and dining. Items can be purchased via Prime Now for Amazon members in Austin, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco Bay area and Seattle. 

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“Amazon is thrilled to continue expanding on our commitment to small businesses and artisans who can leverage Amazon’s last-mile delivery technology to get their handcrafted items to Prime members in an hour or less,” said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Prime Now. “This holiday season, customers can shop an even greater selection of handcrafted, giftable items and have the products delivered through Christmas Eve—the ultimate solution for those procrastinators who still want to get a unique, quality gift for their loved ones.”

The announcement comes less than two months after the launch of Amazon's new gift-giving shop. Unveiled in time for the holidays, the Handmade Gift Shop also stresses one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items, but is specifically set up by gift-giving categories. 

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Amazon Handmade is now in its third holiday season and includes hundreds of thousands of items from artisans in more than 30 countries. Prime Now delivery first launched in Manhattan in 2014 and is now available in more than 30 cities across the country and can be accessed via an app.