Amazon's Prime Now Introduces Restaurant Delivery in Seattle  9/8/2015


Amazon.com's Prime Now customers in Seattle can now enjoy delivery from local restaurants including Cactus, Wild Ginger, Skillet, Marination Station, Re:public, Café Yumm!, Ten Mercer, and Mamnoon. Using the Prime Now mobile app, Seattle customers can view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders and track the status of their delivery in real time. Once an order is placed, Amazon delivery drivers pick up and deliver the food within an hour or less. Amazon is a regular attendee at ECRM's events.


“Prime members can now enjoy food from the Seattle restaurants they love without having to drive all over the city,” said Gus Lopez, general manager, Amazon Restaurants. “For many of these restaurants, this is the first time they are offering delivery, and we are delighted they have chosen to work with us.”

Starting today, restaurant delivery on Prime Now is available in select Seattle zip codes and will expand in the coming days. Prime members can download the Prime Now app and enter their zip code to see if Prime Now is available in their area. In zip codes where restaurant delivery is available, customers will see Restaurants on the home page.

“By offering restaurant delivery through Prime Now, we are able to reach customers who are craving our Skillet deliciousness, but don’t have time to swing by,” said Jon Severson, president, Skillet. “Now, with just a few taps on their phone, Seattle customers can get their favorite Skillet menu items delivered directly to their door in less than an hour.”

Transparent Pricing
Restaurant delivery on Prime Now offers customers transparent pricing—there are no menu markups or hidden service fees, and delivery on all orders is free for a limited time, according to the company. Customers pay using the information already stored in their Amazon account and orders are backed by Amazon’s award-winning customer service.

“We are excited to team up with Amazon’s Prime Now service to offer customers a convenient and fast delivery option for lunch and dinner,” said Scott Campbell, director of operations, Wild Ginger. “Working with Amazon allows us to align our product quality and customer service standards with a brand that our customers know and trust.”

Amazon Prime is an annual membership program for $99 a year that offers customers unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items across all categories, unlimited Free Same-Day Delivery on more than a million items in 14 metro areas, unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, more than one million songs, more than one thousand playlists and hundreds of stations with Prime Music, early access to select Lightning Deals all year long, free secure, unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos and access to more than 800,000 books to borrow with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. In addition, Prime members in 10 cities receive one and two hour delivery on a selection of tens of thousands of everyday essentials with the dedicated Prime Now mobile app. 

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Joseph Tarnowski

VP Content
ECRM

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