Amazon Tries Bicycle Messengers For Package Delivery

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This probably doesn't surprise anyone, but Amazon is now trying out bicycle messengers for package delivery, because why wouldn't it? MarketWatch reports:

In its latest attempt to take on brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon.com Inc. is testing plans to offer deliveries within an hour in New York City by using bike messengers.

The new service is being referred to as Amazon Prime Now and mimics the immediacy of in-store shopping by bringing some merchandise to customers in Manhattan within one hour or two, according to a person familiar with the test.

According to the report, bicyclists were seen at the Manhattan building where Amazon recently signed a seventeen-year lease.

This follows another recent report that has Amazon testing same-day deliver by taxi.

Amazon is up to quite a bit of different things in the realm of delivery. Last week brought news of a new restaurant delivery service and its own brand of diapers for Prime members.

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