Candy in 23 minutes: Engadget tests Amazon Prime Now in New York

How’s this for beneath an hour? Engadget experiences that Amazon Prime Now delivered some sweet in solely 23 minutes.

As we reported earlier, Amazon launched Prime Now in Manhattan immediately, a helpful new service for New Yorkers that delivers items in beneath an hour for $7.99.

Engadget examined it out, ordering some sweet bars and caramels, and whereas the service was speedy, the reviewer was not so satisfied that individuals who stay in a metropolis like New York — the place beer, cigarettes, sweet or perhaps a intercourse employee isn’t greater than 5 minutes away — want it:

Because the Amazon courier handed me a bag filled with sweet I couldn’t assist considering that is how Wall-E’s dystopian future begins — a world we’re all infantilized to the purpose of not with the ability to stroll, or do just about something, on our personal.

Proper now, it’s solely accessible in Manhattan’s 10001 zip code (principally Chelsea). Customers need to subscribe to Amazon Prime’s $99/yr membership to entry it, too. When you obtain the app, you possibly can store numerous items, from drugstore finds to meals, and by no means have to depart your $3,000-per-month, fifth-floor walk-up studio ever once more.

And whereas the Manhattan service labored, the Engadget reviewer had doubts about increasing it to bigger areas, writing, “even Brooklyn could also be a stretch.” Amazon plans to roll it out to different cities in 2015. We’re hoping Amazon’s hometown is on the checklist, as a result of we are able to’t wait to attempt it out, too.

Replace: Amazon says it has now up to date the service to those Manhattan zip codes in addition to 10001: 10010, 10016, 10017, 10018, 10019, 10020, 10022 and 10036, and plans to proceed increasing into extra areas.

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