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Amazon Expands Super-Fast Delivery to More Cities

Amazon Prime members pay an annual fee to receive free 2-day shipping, and in some cities, they can receive orders in a matter of hours. Amazon promises to continue to expand its free 2-hour delivery service to additional cities in 2015, starting with Atlanta and Dallas.

Amazon Prime Now is currently available in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Miami, Dallas, and Atlanta and applies to “tens of thousands of daily essentials.”

The service is available for free but only to Prime members – and for $7.99/delivery, Amazon will double the speed, delivering items in 1 hour.

Prime Now is available from 8 am to 10 pm seven days a week in Dallas, and 8 am to 12 midnight in Atlanta. Customers must use the Amazon Prime Now mobile app (iOS and Android) to schedule deliveries.

When Amazon kicked off the service in Manhattan in December, a spokesperson told EcommerceBytes that while third-party products were not included at that time, “the service is just getting started.”

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.