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Shopping in New York City can be a hassle. Between the crowds, unreliable subway system and smug retail workers, many prefer the world of online shipping over perusing the standard brick-and-mortar store. Amazon looks to make the online shopping experience more convenient and quicker than ever with its new “Prime Now” service.
Prime Now will provide Amazon Prime members with “tens of thousands of daily essentials”, delivered to their doorstep within an hour of their purchase. Using bike couriers, Prime Now delivers products such as electronics, toys, toiletries, small appliances and even televisions. “There are times when you can’t make it to the store and other times when you simply don’t want to go. There are so many reasons to skip the trip and now Prime members in Manhattan can get the items they need delivered in an hour or less,” Amazon Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark explained. The app also allows you to track your package/the courier.
As of now, the service is only available in the following Manhattan zip codes: 10001, 10010, 10016, 10017, 10018, 10019, 10020, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10024, 10025, 10028, 10036, 10065, 10075, and 10128. However, Amazon plans to expand to other cities in 2015.
To get started with Amazon Prime Now you need an active $99 annual subscription to Amazon Prime, to download the Amazon Prime Now app and to live in one of the above mentioned zip codes. Couldn’t be more simple.
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