LA Gets Amazon Prime Now, Local Shop Delivery Next

Amazon’s one-hour delivery service Prime Now is spreading its wings to deliver in new parts of California, including Los Angeles and Orange County in areas such as Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, Silver Lake and Irvine.

To power the service, the eCommerce giant has set up four new Prime Now hubs in Southern California, which can ship tens of thousands of items in a day, according to a company press release.

“Customers love the convenience of getting items delivered right to their doors in under an hour,” said Stephenie Landry, director of Amazon’s Prime Now service. “The logistical expertise that we’ve developed since day one fuels Prime Now, and we’re excited to expand one- and two-hour delivery to Los Angeles and surrounding areas.”

The company is also partnering with popular grocery stores in the LA area, such as Sprouts Farmers Market, Bristol Farms, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Fresh & Easy, Erewhon Organic Grocer and 99 Ranch Market, to accept orders and deliver from there.

The service is being made available in the Los Angeles area between 8 a.m. and midnight, seven days a week, and can be availed using the Prime Now app for iOS and Android. Like other cities, the service’s two-hour delivery option is free for Prime members and costs $7.99 for one-hour delivery.

Amazon Prime Now’s expansion in California comes at a time when the company is also looking to further expand its service on the East Coast. After launching the service in New York City, the company is reportedly looking to expand its service in Boston.

According to reports, the company recently leased a 96,600-square-foot warehouse in Everett, a suburb 20 minutes north of Boston, which it plans to use for providing a fast delivery service in the area.

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