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Amazon Extends Reach of One-Hour Delivery Service

SEATTLE — Inc. expanded Prime Now, the mobile application exclusively available to members of Amazon Prime.

Washington State residents in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland can now get one-hour delivery on items like paper towels, wine, beer, chilled and frozen items like milk and ice cream, televisions and Kindle devices.

"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."

In Seattle and surrounding areas, Prime Now delivers from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is available for $7.99.

According to Amazon, Prime Now "is expanding rapidly to additional zip codes."

Amazon Prime Now launched in New York City in December. Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, said at the time that the company planned to roll out the delivery service to additional cities this year.

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $99 a year that offers customers unlimited free two-day shipping on more than 20 million items across all categories; unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes, songs and playlists with Prime Music; early access to select Lightning Deals; and access to books to borrow with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

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