Amazon Will Bring You Beer, Quickly, in Its New Prime Now Market

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For the first time in the US, Amazon's Prime Now rapid delivery service is offering to bring you some beer.

The company just launched Prime Now in its hometown of Seattle, also serving the Bellevue, Redmond, and Kirkland areas. And along with the expansion comes a new delivery option – beer, wine, and a small selection of spirits.

Prime Now, Amazon's most expedited Prime delivery option, is available in a handful of US cites like Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, and NYC. It allows Prime members to request one-hour and two-hour deliveries on products via a separate mobile app – products that include some foodstuffs.

But not as many as Amazon's grocery service, AmazonFresh. At least for now.

“Prime Now is our fastest delivery option ever. With Prime Now, you can skip a trip to the store and get the items you need delivered right to your door in under an hour,” said Stephenie Landry, director of Amazon’s Prime Now service. “Customers love the convenience of one-hour delivery and we’re excited to bring Prime Now to our hometown customers in Seattle and surrounding areas.”

No mention in the announcement of anything regarding Amazon Flex, the new service spotted in Seattle earlier this month. Flex appears to let customers pick up packages in-store.

But hey, if you need some beer or wine and you're too day-drunk to go get it, Amazon is starting to help you out (in a select area, of course). Liquor laws regarding delivery are different everywhere, but it's be interesting to see if Prime Now starts carting more booze in metros across the US.

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf