Amazon launches Prime Now delivery service in Baltimore and Miami

By: Abbey Dufoe | March 20, 2015 (Edited July 7, 2017)

Amazon's infamously "addicting" one-hour delivery service is expanding to Baltimore, Maryland and Miami, Florida this week.

The "Prime Now" delivery service will be available in certain zip codes in these cities from 8am to 10pm, reports CNBC News. Prime Now, available to Amazon Prime subscribers, is free for two-hour delivery and $7.99 for one-hour delivery.

Amazon Prime costs $99 per year (less for students) and includes free two-day shipping, access to Prime Instant Video, Prime music, Prime photos, and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. It also includes Prime Now in Baltimore, Miami, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

The Prime Now service mostly delivers groceries and household goods, or anything in stock in those cities.

"Since launching, we've seen high demand on everything from essentials like water and paper towels to more surprising deliveries like getting a customer a hard-to-find, top-selling toy in 23 minutes," said Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, in a press release. (VentureBeat)

The Baltimore and Miami delivery services will need delivery cars since they are more spread out than New York's boroughs, reports Fast Company. Orders can be made online or through the Prime Now mobile app.

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