Amazon expands one-hour delivery to Dallas

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced the expansion of its one-hour delivery service to Dallas. Prime Now, which delivers daily essentials, is now accessible in four cities.

Available to Amazon Prime members, two-hour deliveries are free and one-hour deliveries cost $7.99. The service was launched in Baltimore and Miami last week and began in New York in December of 2014.

Amazon Prime members already get free two-day shipping and access to certain services such as streamed video and music, food delivery, and special discounts. Membership costs $99 a year, and while the exact number of loyalty members is unknown, the company has cited "tens of millions."

The e-commerce giant will continue to roll out Prime Now in urban areas throughout the year. Amazon notes that Dallas is the site of two company fulfillment centers that opened in 2013 and created more than 1,500 full-time jobs.

"We know Dallas members are going to love the convenience of one-hour delivery through Prime Now," said Dave Clark, Amazon's senior VP of worldwide operations. "Our existing operations in the Dallas area that utilize advanced technology to fulfill customer orders are now home to a Prime Now hub that is fueling this super fast delivery."

For more:
-See this Amazon press release

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