Thursday, April 2, 2015


Walmart's biggest competitor is expanding its Prime Now service to Atlanta. Amazon has been slowly rolling out its Prime Now program to numerous cities across America. Current cities include Manhattan, San Francisco, and Miami. The official press release is below.

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2015--, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Prime Now has expanded to Atlanta. The ultra-fast service, offered exclusively as a benefit to Prime members, provides one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of daily essentials through a mobile app.

"Customers love the convenience of one-hour delivery and we are excited to bring Prime Now to Atlanta," said Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations. "This new benefit for Prime members in Atlanta is fueled by our growing operations and we are excited to continue expanding Prime Now to additional cities this year."

Prime Now is launching in select Atlanta zip codes today and will expand quickly to additional zip codes within the city soon. All Prime members can download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, and will be notified when the service is available in their local area. In Atlanta, Prime Now is available from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is available for $7.99.

Tens of millions of members around the world already enjoy Prime. In the US, 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 and hundreds of playlists through Prime Music, free unlimited photo storage through Amazon's Cloud Drive with Prime Photos, early access to select Lightning Deals and access to over 800,000 books to borrow through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

Prime Now is currently available in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Dallas, Manhattan and Miami. The service will continue rolling out to additional cities in 2015. Learn more about Amazon Prime Now and download the mobile app

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