Amazon Launches One-Hour Delivery Service in Miami
Update: Amazon has expanded the Prime Now delivery service to several more zip code. See below for details.
Since December, Manhattanites and Manhattanites alone have been able to enjoy a one-hour delivery service from online retail giants Amazon. Now, Miami (along with Baltimore) will be the second city to get the service. Amazon Prime Now delivery has been launched in select Miami zip codes effective immediately.
For $7.99, shoppers who have an Amazon Prime account, which costs $79 a year, can have a package delivered within an hour between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. Two-hour deliveries are free.
Though, the service is only available in the following zip codes: 33131, 33186, 33172, 33182, 33184, 33174, 33122, 33144, 33126, and 33125.
Amazon, however, announced that they will "rapidly" expand the zip codes covered by the service. So if your area isn't covered yet, be patient. The service launched in only a few areas of Manhattan, but quickly rolled out to the entire island.
Update: Amazon has updated the total list of area codes: 33131, 33186, 33172, 33182, 33184, 33174, 33122, 33144, 33126, 33125, 33155, 33134, 33135, 33136, 33142, 33145, 33128, 33133, 33127, 33130, 33129, 33137, 33132.
Here's a slightly sloppy map of where those zip codes (including the updated one) are located.
Covered zip codes
Map via Miami-Dade
Those areas actually aren't that much of a surprise. Amazon opened a new distribution center near Doral in the 33182 zip code last November.
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The service offers 25,000 products, though that's a small fraction of the 20 million that Amazon offers in total. And those delivers are made by a person ... not by drone. (Not yet, anyway.)
"Since launching, we've seen high demand on everything from essentials like water and paper towels to more surprising deliveries like getting a customer a hard-to-find, top-selling toy in 23 minutes," Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in a statement. "We are excited to continue delivering to customers in record-breaking time."
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