Amazon, Manhattan eateries partner for one-hour delivery

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is partnering with stores in Manhattan to expand its one-hour delivery service to include prepared foods. The Prime Now service will offer prepared meals and baked goods from D'Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy's Bakery, all quintessential New York neighborhood stores.

Local store delivery will be available across all of Manhattan in the upcoming weeks, with more stores being added, reported CNet. Next in line are Eataly and Westside Market.

Amazon also plans to expand Prime Now to more cities in the near future.

Amazon already offers same-day delivery of groceries and dry goods through Amazon Fresh. But the expansion of Prime Now may help put the e-commerce giant in better competitive standing against other grocery services such as Peapod, FreshDirect and Google Shopping Express.

Prime Now is available for Prime members through an app. Two-hour delivery from local stores is free and one-hour delivery is $8. Prime Now first launched in December and is available in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Dallas, Manhattan and Miami.

For more:
-See this CNet article

Related stories:
Amazon Fresh now delivering in parts of New Jersey
Amazon launches wearable technology store
Amazon begins grocery delivery in Brooklyn
Amazon launches Prime Pantry
New Amazon Fire takes aim at Apple

Suggested Articles

Costco changes up its menu items, and Alibaba and Guess partner for a physical store.

Janey Whiteside, Walmart's new chief customer officer, is well acquainted with the importance of customer service in modern retail.

Whole Foods will offer deals on Amazon's Prime Day, and tariffs against China are causing pricing hikes.