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Amazon expands one-hour delivery to Portsmouth

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Amazon today launched Prime Now, offering one-hour delivery on more than 15,000 popular items, to Prime members in selected postcodes in Portsmouth. Prime members can choose delivery within one hour of ordering for £6.99, or free delivery within a choice of two-hour, same-day delivery slots between 8am and midnight, seven days a week. Two-hour delivery windows are available in Southampton, Winchester, Havant and Eastleigh. Customers can choose from thousands of items, including essentials such as nappies, coffee, chocolate and fresh milk, as well as other popular items like games consoles, toys, gifts and sports equipment—all via a simple and easy-to-use mobile app.

Prime members already benefit from One-Day Delivery on millions of products on Amazon.co.uk, access to thousands of popular movies and TV episodes through Prime Video, access to one million songs to stream and download through Prime Music, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive, 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.co.uk, and access to one million Kindle books to borrow.

“Prime Now is our fastest delivery option ever and from today Prime customers in Portsmouth can get the items they need quickly delivered right to the door in under an hour,” said Jason Weston, director of Amazon’s Prime Now service in the UK. “Whether its essentials like fresh milk, nappies or even a last minute gift, customers love the convenience of delivery straight to their door in less than sixty minutes.”

Prime Now launched in London in June 2015 and has spread rapidly across the capital and across the UK and also operates in Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. One of the fastest Amazon Prime Now deliveries to date was Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4) which was ordered at 10:06am, sent out from Amazon’s Erdington delivery station in Birmingham and delivered at 10:21am to a postcode in Castle Vale, taking just 15 minutes from click to play.

Customers in selected areas of South Hampshire have access to more than 15,000 products which will also include a range of chilled and frozen items such as ice-cream, fresh apples, cheese and bread. The most popular Prime Now purchase of 2015 was the Fire TV Stick – closely followed by bottled water, Pepsi Max and Terry’s Chocolate Orange.

All Prime members can immediately download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, to find eligible delivery postcodes and request notification when the service is available in their area. Customers can also visit www.amazon.co.uk/primenow to discover eligible delivery postcodes.

Amazon Prime is an immensely popular service with millions of members in the UK. On a base of tens of millions, worldwide paid membership to Prime grew 51% last year. Prime members across the UK already enjoy unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items; unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive; access to unlimited streaming of more than 15,000 popular movies and TV shows through Prime Video, the UK’s largest streaming service; access to more than one million songs and hundreds of playlists at no additional cost to their membership through Prime Music; and access to more than one million books to borrow at no additional charge from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. The annual fee for Prime membership is £79 and customers can sign up for the Amazon Prime 30-day free trial at www.amazon.co.uk/prime.

Image: Kay Roxby / Shutterstock.com

Source :  Amazon UK Press Release
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=251199&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2161846 

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27 April 2016

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