Watch out Seamless and Munchery, there’s a new food delivery service in town.
Amazon has added food delivery to it’s Prime Now membership.
Residents of 20 major metropolitan cities in the U.S. can order from their favourite restaurants using their favourite delivery service.
Through the service, two-hour delivery from local vendors is free and one-hour delivery, available in selected zip codes, is $7.99.
To purchase from local vendors, customers use the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices.
The service first debuted in certain neighbourhoods of Manhattan back in March, where it launched a one hour delivery service that allowed city dwellers to order groceries, prepared meals and baked goods.
‘We’ve always offered our customers the chance to shop like a chef and get the highest quality food items from our stores,’ said Andy Arons, CEO of Gourmet Garage, a restaurant located in Manhattan.
‘Now we’re bringing our outstanding products right to customers’ doors, available only through Prime Now for ultra-fast delivery.’
‘It enables us to utilize Amazon’s operations expertise and technology to reach our customers fast with a high level of quality and freshness at prices that customers would find in our stores.’
The full launch of the service took place this past September in Seattle.
The restaurant delivery service is now available in several other major U.S. cities including Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Phoenix, San Antonio, the San Francisco Bay Area and more.
According to Amazon, the company sees restaurant food delivery as a viable growth sector for 2016.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Stacy Liberatore