Amazon confirms rollout of one-hour delivery service

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by oldngray, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special on Thursday introduced Prime Now, a service in Manhattan promising delivery in as soon as one hour

    The service, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, is available in parts of New York, though Amazon said it would expand to other cities next year. Amazon will charge $7.99 for delivery within an hour, though two-hour delivery is free, according to a statement.

    Amazon said more than 25,000 items are eligible for delivery under the Prime Now program, which is only available to customers who pay $99 for the annual Prime membership.
  2. MeltedSnowman

    MeltedSnowman Member

    cool, more maniac bikers on the streets of NYC.
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Amazon promises delivery in "as soon as one hour" which is a pretty meaningless term. Equivalent to "whenever".

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    Sometimes you can't even get a pizza delivered in an hour. The price point seems really low for such a premium service.
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Considering traffic in Manhattan...... I don't see this working too well. Although lance Armstrong is probably looking for work.
  6. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

  7. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    Just another losing money gimmick.
  8. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    This is bad for carries almost anything...we can't afford to lose more will the union fight for higher top rates in the future?
  9. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    $8 and a $99 subscription a year? I would gladly pay this...but will try to resist...
  10. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    1 hour...when next day air is $50
  11. TUT

    TUT Well-Known Member

    I've requested this from Amazon. When I open my side door to my house, I want their warehouse with all-products available at my whim. Until then The Holy Grail hasn't been achieved, you fail Amazon. Try harder.
  12. MechLift

    MechLift Member

    25,000 items out of millions seems pretty limited. Must be stuff with lots of turnover like toothpaste and Snicker bars. A search on mens boots brings up over 43,000 results.
  13. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    2 hours is free? Jesus christ ups will have no beloved residentials left :( best part of my day
  14. browner89

    browner89 Active Member

    Are you really sweating over this?

    It's pretty irrelevant and only available in one state to an unbelievably limited number of items. Likely very small items with a low weight limit, only things extremely easy to move that UPS probably doesn't ship much of anyways.
  15. platinum9898

    platinum9898 Active Member

    I'm sweating my next 30 years with the company