Amazon started out as a web site from which you could order things — primarily books. Then it became a brick-and-mortar store. Now it’s a brick-and-mortar store from which you can order things and get them (in New York City) in less than an hour.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Amazon has opened a location on 34th Street in Manhattan. Using a new service called Prime Now, people who live in Manhattan can order from the site and have the items delivered to them from the 34th Street location in an hour or less for $7.99, or in two hours or less for free.
Prime Now is a mobile app from which orders can be made everyday between 6 a.m. and 12 a.m. Amazon’s SVP of worldwide operations Dave Clark said this is good alternative for many people:
“There are times when you can’t make it to the store and other times when you simply don’t want to go.”
Now you can get what you want without leaving your home…in less than an hour.
For now the service is only available in New York City, but there are plans for it to spread to other cities in the future. My guess? LA would be next.