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Written by: Matthew McGuire
Amazon has announced today two key developments within Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Now.
The company offers a fast pace delivery method known as Prime Now. In their announcement today, Amazon states: With the addition of Los Angeles, Prime Now operates in 13 cities worldwide.
Amazon’s one-hour delivery service, has expanded to Los Angeles and Orange County including areas such as Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, Silver Lake and Irvine, to name a few.
In the next few days, Prime Now will also add deliveries from some of LA’s favorite local stores, such as Sprouts Farmers Market, Bristol Farms, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Fresh & Easy, Erewhon Organic Grocer and 99 Ranch Market.
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“Customers love the convenience of getting items delivered right to their doors in under an hour,” said Stephenie Landry, director of Amazon’s Prime Now service. “The logistical expertise that we’ve developed since day one fuels Prime Now and we’re excited to expand one and two-hour delivery toLos Angeles and surrounding areas.”
Amazon Prime + The Washington Post
In 2013, The Washington Post was sold to Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos for $250 million. In an era of disruption within the news industry, Amazon is leading the pack in redesigning distribution. Amazon Prime users will now be able to scan through news with The Washington Post on a trial period.
Amazon today announced that Prime members can now enjoy six months of free unlimited access to The Washington Post National Digital Edition, a subscription usually retailing for $9.99 per month. After the first six months of access to world-class national and international news, Prime members can continue to enjoy unlimited digital access with a discounted monthly subscription rate of only $3.99, a savings of 60% per month.
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“Offering free access to new subscribers through Prime allows us to connect with millions of members nationwide who may not have tried The Post in the past,” said Steve Hills, President and General Manager, The Washington Post. “With this special offer, Prime members can see firsthand why more than 50 million people monthly choose The Washington Post as their source for news.”
Amazon continues to provide above par services structured to give users a sense of the product, and following a trail period, they are providing services for a fair price.
Prime members can read news on the go at any time with The Washington Post’s new national app available on iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices or access The Washington Post’s full website by visiting washingtonpost.com. For a limited time, members who are not currently subscribed to The Washington Post can start a free trial of The Washington Post National Edition by simply visiting www.washingtonpost.com/primeoffer and signing in with Amazon credentials.
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