Manchester, Wigan, Warrington, Stockport and Oldham are the latest towns and cities to have access to Amazon Prime Now from today.
The ultra-fast delivery service, which launched for Prime members in London, Birmingham and Newcastle earlier this year, offers one-hour delivery on thousands of items all via a simple and easy-to-use mobile app. Prime Now customers can choose delivery within one hour for £6.99, or free delivery within a choice of two-hour, same-day delivery slots between 8am and midnight, seven days a week.
“We’re thrilled to expand our one-hour delivery service to Manchester, our latest Prime Now city,” said Christopher North, Managing Director at Amazon.co.uk. “Prime Now has proved immensely popular in the cities that already have the service and we think that customers in Manchester and the surrounding areas will love it. We expect to see many last minute Christmas gifts ordered through Prime Now between now and the late hours of Christmas Eve.”
One of the fastest Amazon Prime Now deliveries in the UK to date was Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PS4) which was ordered at 10:06am, shipped from Amazon’s Erdington delivery station in Birmingham and delivered at 10:21am to a postcode in Castle Vale.
Prime Now is made available through Amazon Logistics which empowers independent local, regional and national delivery companies across the UK to deliver Amazon parcels to customers seven days a week. Deliveries in the new Prime Now Manchester areas will be made from the Amazon Logistics’ delivery station in Wardley.
Prime Now competes head on with Argos’ Fast Track Delivery service which aim to deliver the same evening for orders placed up until 6pm… and that’s every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day.