Amazon.com, Inc. announced its Prime Now service, the company’s one-hour delivery service, will offer superfast delivery from local stores in Chicago in addition to the tens of thousands of items offered by Amazon. In Chicago, customers can now purchase groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from Plum Market, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and My Fit Foods through the Prime Now app for superfast delivery.
“We know Plum Market guests will love getting their favorite foods and brands through Amazon’s Prime Now delivery service,” said Plum Market CEO and founder Matt Jonna. “As guests celebrate this holiday season, they will be able to have access to the very best selection of all natural, organic, local, and specialty items in a full-service shopping experience without having to leave the warmth of their own home.”
“Prime Now has been so popular with Chicago Prime members that we are excited to expand our superfast delivery benefits to include groceries and treats from favorite local stores Plum Market, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and My Fit Foods,” said Stephenie Landry, Director of Prime Now. “There are times when you can’t make it to the store and there are times when you simply don’t want to go, especially now as customers are busy preparing for the holidays.”
To purchase from local stores, customers will use the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices. Prime Now is currently available in over 20 cities across the country, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Brooklyn, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Portland, and San Diego. Prime members get two-hour delivery for free and one-hour delivery is available for $7.99.
Tens of millions of members around the world already enjoy Prime. In the US, prime membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items; instant streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video; over a million songs, more than one thousand playlists, and hundreds of stations through Prime Music; free unlimited photo storage through Amazon’s Cloud Drive; early access to select Lightning Deals, and access to over 800,000 books to borrow through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
“In the year since we first launched Prime Now for customers in Manhattan, we’ve grown rapidly to more than 20 metropolitan areas across the U.S. and we are excited to continue to expand our offerings whether that’s adding beer, wine and spirits in Manhattan starting today or continuing to increase the number of local stores and restaurants in the service,” said Stephenie Landry, worldwide director of Prime Now. “This holiday, we’ve also added thousands of products to Prime Now and we’ll be delivering up until midnight on Dec. 24—we are a procrastinator’s dream, offering tens of thousands of items that can be delivered right to your door in an hour or less.”