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Amazon started testing bike messengers for the site's one-hour delivery service in NYC

Jennifer P

Most (okay, all) New Yorkers live a fast-paced lifestyle. So when it comes to tedious day-to-day tasks (ordering food, setting up a date on Tinder, traveling, etc.) we expect or at least hope for the outcome to be instantaneous.

And since New York City is the place where you can get just about anything delivered­, soon you will be able to order products from Amazon as same-day delivery—for a price.

We’re already excited about Amazon opening a brick-and-mortar near the Empire State Building. But now, the e-commerce giant is following the footsteps of Google Express. Coined, Amazon Prime Now, this new feature will allow Prime members to receive orders placed by noon before 9pm for only $5.99 (non-prime members pay $8.99).

And according to recent reports, the e-commerce site is holding time trials with three bike messenger services from their West 34th St headquarters, which will include a one-hour delivery option for several orders. A prime memberships costs $99 annually and includes unlimited, free two-day delivery, so if saving time is more important than saving money, then you have every reason to be stoked.


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