Amazon Heats Up the Competition with New One-Hour Delivery Service: Prime Now

Amazon Prime NowThe convenience of online shopping has created a whole new level of competition for not only online retailers but local retailers as well.  The luxury of shopping in your pajamas from home has made online shopping the more convenient choice however, it has not been able to trump the advantage of immediacy that offline retailers provide. Amazon, however is slowly bridging the gap between the two.  With the new Amazon Prime Now service, Amazon members with a Prime account can receive same-day delivery for a wide variety of items.

As one of the leading online shopping websites, Amazon is a force to be reckoned with. Currently testing their new service in Manhattan, Prime Now offers free two-hour delivery of items and the option of one-hour delivery of items for $7.99. Although it still doesn’t allow customers to have their item in-hand immediately after purchase, it has most definitely vamped up the competition for other online retailers and local retailers as well.

In this article, Amazon Unveils One-Hour Delivery Service: Prime Nowauthor, Ramon Ray gives an in-depth review about the new service and what benefits it has to offer to it’s customer. He also shares other companies that Amazon will face as competition such as, Uber and Instacart how their services compare to Amazon’s.

There is no doubt that Prime Now will provide a new level of competition for these companies and force other retailers to find new ways to provide convenience for their customers. Check out Ramon’s article here to find out more information about Amazon Prime Now and what affects the new service will have on other online and local retail competitors.

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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (www.virtasktic.com), an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

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