AmazonFresh said Friday that it was making its services available to parts of Brooklyn, the Internet giant’s first grocery offering in New York.
The service will initially be available to Amazon Prime customers in certain ZIP codes. Prime members making a minimum purchase of $35 can use the service for free through the end of the year then will be required to upgrade to a $299 per year subscription, Amazon said.
The offering includes groceries, fresh items and a variety of local shops and restaurants, as well as nongrocery items like toys and books. Amazon said customers placing orders by 10 a.m. could received them by dinner and orders placed by 10 p.m. Will be delivered the following morning.
Amazon will haul items from its distribution facility in Avenel, N.J.
In Park Slope Amazon will compete with a popular co-op and Internet retailers FreshDirect and Peapod.com. The company said that customers who place grocery orders by 10 a.m. will have them by dinner, and orders placed by 10 p.m. will be delivered by breakfast.
While some Brooklynites appeared excited about the new service, others worried about additional congestion.
.@AmazonFresh truck spotted in Brooklyn. Looking forward to benefiting from the new competition to @FreshDirect pic.twitter.com/0oXmwu2aNk— Brandon Kessler (@bkessler) October 5, 2014
Disaster unlss free street parkng converted to loadng zones RT @patkiernan: Amazon to deliver groceries in #ParkSlope http://t.co/PDWnDVslCN— Steve Vaccaro (@BicyclesOnly) October 17, 2014
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