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Amazon Launches Prime Now, One-Hour Delivery in NYC

| Mike O'Brien

Continuing on its juggernaut of instant fulfillment of all kinds of stuff from “the anything store,” Amazon today announced Prime Now, a service that will allow Prime members in New York to receive household items like paper towels and laundry soap in as little as an hour via a mobile app.

The app, which is available in iOs and Android versions, give Prime members in select New York neighborhoods free two-hour delivery; the one-hour version costs $7.99 per order. The company’s much-touted facility on West 34th St. in Manhattan will serve as the fulfillment hub.

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Amazon Testing Bikes for Ultra-Fast Delivery in New York

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon is once again pushing the ecommerce envelope, testing out the use of bicycle couriers in New York as part of a service called Amazon Prime Now, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The service will provide delivery of some items purchased on in an hour or two, the Journal said it had been told by an unnamed source.