Amazon’s 2-hour delivery service for essential household items has officially launched in two more cities in India following the February launch in Bengaluru. As for other cities, the service is available for select pin codes, but the service will definitely expand further through next year.
Amazon Now promises to deliver within two hours of ordering (also known as Express Delivery) and customers can also set a two-hour time slot for when they want their groceries to be delivered between 10am and 10pm (also known as Scheduled Delivery). However, the app is currently only available for Android customers, who can download it from the Google Play store.
Customers have access to over 5,000 every day essentials including fresh fruits,vegetables and frozen food items from local stores like Hypercity, Spar, Big Bazaar, my27market.com and others.
Amazon India Category Lead, Saurabh Srivastava, said, “Our aim is to delight our customers with the best selection and pricing across our platforms along with a delightful delivery experience. And one such offering – AmazonNow has witnessed an amazing uptake by customers in Bengaluru. The positive response prompted us to expand to Delhi and Mumbai, to be able to service our customers in these cities too and enable them to shop for their everyday essentials or over 5,000 products from the ecosystem of their local stores and get them delivered within two-four hours”
If your purchase is more than Rs. 350, it’s free for delivery, but if the amount falls below Rs. 350 then there is a delivery charge of Rs.29 for scheduled delivery and Rs. 49 for express delivery. However, currently the company is not charging for delivery as part of the launch.