Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is expanding its new restaurant delivery service to various cities across U.S. and the first location in the East Coast being Baltimore followed by the cities of Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles. The latest delivery platform is going to be launched in 60 selected restaurant spread over 10 zip codes in the area.
Prime Now Users To Get Service
As of now, the company is only making the service available with the Amazon Prime Now mobile app that provides the its members across 20 cities a one-hour delivery option on some limited goods at just $7.99 and another schemes that offers a two-hour free delivery. The users can order food through the company’s restaurant delivery service in an hour with free delivery as per a company spokesperson.
There are other similar services too in Baltimore like Order Up that Groupon has acquired and GrubHub and these two are very popular in the area. Amazon is confident that free delivery and no additional charges will help it beat the competition.
Even as the list of restaurants that the company has entered into delivery agreements consists of some top joints in the city, it is on a look out to add more such food joints to its list for providing more options to the users.
Baltimore A Good Food Location
General Manager of Amazon Restaurant Gus Lopez confirmed the service in a press release and said that Baltimore included a vibrant mix of surroundings that resulted in a vibrant food environment in the city. He said that Amazon was positive of creating a top position in the region with its exemplary service.
The Prime Now users living in Baltimore can just start using the service by simply downloading the mobile app on their smartphones and check out the available restaurants in the list and then select one. After that the user can just browse the menu of the selected restaurant and order food and keep a track of delivery and driver location during the time of the order placing till the time the order is delivered.
The new delivery service is a step towards providing the Prime Now users an enhanced user experience.