Amazon on Monday launched a website for its Prime Now delivery service, hitherto available only through iPhone or Android apps. The site, primenow.com, now allows shoppers using a desktop or laptop computer to order groceries and other items delivered in one or two hours.
Amazon.com on Monday launched a website for its Prime Now fast-delivery service, hitherto available only through iPhone or Android apps.
The site, primenow.com, now allows shoppers using a desktop or laptop computer to order groceries and other items for delivery in one or two hours.
The move seems to suggest that the Prime Now experiment, which is being offered in about 25 metro areas in the U.S., including Seattle, is getting traction among customers and more bandwidth from Amazon.
It’s still, however, being showcased separately from the traditional Amazon online store.
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It also underscores how the PC has some staying power as a shopping tool in an era in which tablets and smartphones are seen to be the driving force in personal computing.
“Prime Now has been so popular with customers who love the convenience of superfast delivery,” said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Prime Now, in a statement.. “We have expanded the service rapidly over the last year to new cities and customers told us that they would want the option to shop on a browser as well as mobile—so we’re excited to expand the shopping experience to www.primenow.com.”
Items are delivered to members of Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime membership at no additional cost, but there’s a suggested $5 tip for the carrier that shoppers can modify.