Amazon expands one-hour delivery to Baltimore, Miami

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has extended its one-hour delivery service to consumers in Baltimore and Miami.

The service, Prime Now, was first launched in Manhattan in December and is available through a mobile app. The e-commerce giant charges participants $7.99 for delivery within an hour, but delivers orders for free within two hours.

"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 VP 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."

Members can choose from more than 25,000 items available through the Prime Now program, and membership is available for $99 a year.

Select zip codes in Baltimore and Miami will now be able to access Prime Now and the company plans on expansion soon. The service is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven day a week.

Amazon is also in the midst of piloting other delivery services, including takeout food in the Seattle area.

For more:
-See this Amazon press release

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