Dec 18, 2014 11:58 AM

Amazon launches 1-hour shipping in Manhattan

The Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) Amazon says it is offering one-hour delivery of thousands of basic products to its Prime customers in Manhattan.

The online retail giant rolled out the service, known as Prime Now, to select areas of Manhattan on Thursday. It provides delivery of household products like paper towels, shampoo, books, toys and batteries.

Amazon says Prime Now is available to customers who are already enrolled in Amazon Prime, a membership service that costs $99 a year. The one-hour delivery costs $7.99 but the company also offers two-hour delivery for free.

Seattle-based Amazon says it hopes to roll the service out to additional cities in 2015.


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