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primenowAmazon Prime members in Los Angeles and Orange County now have access to Prime Now.


Amazon announced today that its one-hour delivery service is live in select Los Angeles and Orange County zip codes, including areas like Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, Silver Lake, and Irvine.

The service, accessible only to members of Amazon’s $99 per year Prime Now membership program via the Prime Now app for iOS and Android, is available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to midnight. Two-hour delivery is free; one-hour delivery costs $7.99. A minimum order of $20 is required.

Amazon built three Prime Now hubs in Los Angeles and one in Orange County for the new offering. In addition to products from its own warehouses, the company will also deliver from Los Angeles-based stores like Sprouts Farmers Market, Bristol Farms, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Fresh & Easy, Erewhon Organic Grocer, and 99 Ranch Market. Amazon also partners with grocers in New York City and Portland as part of its Prime Now service.

The grocery store partnerships are notable because Amazon already offers its grocery delivery service, AmazonFresh, to customers in Southern California. Amazon originally charged people $299 per year for AmazonFresh memberships, but this summer it experimented with a new model in California, making it so that standard $99 per year Amazon Prime members could use AmazonFresh, too, as long as they pay a $7.99 per order delivery fee.

Amazon said that Los Angeles marks the 13th city where Prime Now is live, and the third on the west coast. The service launched in Seattle and Portland last month, which followed the original launch in Manhattan in December.

In Seattle, Amazon just launched a new Prime Now restaurant delivery service this month.

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