Amazon announced that Prime Now has expanded to Birmingham and selected postcodes in surrounding areas. The ultra-fast service, which recently launched for Prime members in London, offers one-hour delivery on thousands of items through a mobile app.
The service launches today in Birmingham and in selected postcodes which surround the city including Lichfield, Cannock and Tamworth. Prime Now launched in London in June and will be introduced in additional UK cities by the end of the year. Prime Now is powered by Amazon’s growing network of fulfilment centres that utilise high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers.
“Customers in London already benefit from ultra-fast delivery with Prime Now and we are delighted to bring this innovative service to Birmingham and selected postcodes in surrounding areas only five weeks after our London launch,” said Christopher North, managing director of Amazon UK. “Since launching Prime Now, we’ve seen high demand on everything from essentials like bottled water, coffee and nappies to must-have products like the latest video games and devices – all available for delivery in less than 60 minutes. We are excited to continue delivering to customers in record-breaking time.”
All Prime members can immediately download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, to find eligible delivery postcodes and request notification when the service is available in their area. Customers can also visit www.amazon.co.uk/primenow to discover eligible delivery postcodes. Prime Now customers can choose delivery within one hour of ordering for £6.99, or free delivery within a choice of two-hour, same-day delivery slots between 8am and midnight, seven days a week.
Prime Now is made available through Amazon Logistics, Amazon’s technology and logistics platform that empowers independent local, regional and national delivery companies across the UK to deliver Amazon parcels to customers seven days a week. Deliveries will be made from an Amazon building in the Erdington area of Birmingham.