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09/08/2015

Amazon primed for restaurant delivery

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Amazon is priming the appetites of customers in Seattle with a new feature as part of its Prime Now one-hour delivery service.



Members of the Amazon Prime paid loyalty program in Seattle can order delivery from participating local restaurants using the Prime Now mobile app.



Prime members can view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders and track the status of their delivery in real time. Once an order is placed, Amazon delivery drivers pick up and deliver the food within an hour or less.



“Prime members can now enjoy food from the Seattle restaurants they love without having to drive all over the city,” said Gus Lopez, general manager, Amazon Restaurants. “For many of these restaurants, this is the first time they are offering delivery, and we are delighted they have chosen to work with us.”



Starting Tuesday, Sept. 8, restaurant delivery on Prime Now is available in select Seattle ZIP codes and will expand in the coming days. Prime members can download the Prime Now app and enter their ZIP code to see if Prime Now is available in their area.



Restaurant delivery on Prime Now offers customers transparent pricing, with no menu markups or hidden service fees, and delivery on all orders is free for a limited time. Customers pay using the information already stored in their Amazon account and orders are backed by Amazon’s customer service.



Amazon is satisfying the hunger of Seattle Prime members after quenching their thirst by recently adding wine, beer and spirits to its assortment of eligible products for Prime Now delivery in that metro area. The company has steadily expanded Prime Now since it launched the service in New York City in 2014.