Amazon Prime Now expands into Chicago

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is launching Prime Now in select parts of Chicago. Those living within the select zip codes can order tens of thousands of items for delivery within a one or two-hour window.

As with other cities, the two-hour delivery to Prime members is free and one-hour delivery is $7.99. Delivery will run between 8 a.m. and midnight every day. The service is available through the Amazon Prime Now app.

Delivery areas include parts of Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast, Old Town, Near North Side, River North, Wicker Park, West Town, Humboldt Park, Goose Island, River West and Noble Square, Chicago Tribune reported. A company spokesperson, Nina Lindsey, said the service would rapidly expand in the area in the coming days.

The Prime Now facility is located on Goose Island.

The service, first launched in New York, is already available to members in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, Manhattan and Miami. Amazon will continue to roll out the service in more cities as the year progresses.

The announcement of the expanded service comes on the heels of Amazon's very successful first Prime Day, which sold 18 percent more in 24 hours than during the e-commerce company's record-breaking Black Friday 2014.

For more:
-See this Chicago Tribune article

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