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Is Amazon Adding House Cleaning To Prime Membership Perks?

For all of the perks that customers of Amazon’s Prime service receive — free two-day shipping on thousands of items, access to on-demand TV and movies, photo storage, music-streaming library, and free audio books — none include physical services. But a new report claims that Amazon may change that with the launch of a Prime-related cleaning service. [More]

Amazon Dash Shopping Wand Now Lets Users Order Any Prime Item They Want

Amazon Dash Shopping Wand Now Lets Users Order Any Prime Item They Want

While Amazon has been busy expanding its selection of Dash buttons, which allow shoppers to reorder a designated product with one click, it’s also updating its two-year-old Dash shopping wand: users can now use it to order anything they want, instead of just groceries from AmazonFresh. [More]

Walmart Responds To Amazon Prime Day By Offering Free Shipping For All Orders

Walmart Responds To Amazon Prime Day By Offering Free Shipping For All Orders

On the eve of Amazon’s second annual Prime Day sale, Walmart is once again trying to play spoiler. The nation’s largest retailer announced this morning that it is dropping shipping fees for all online orders this week.
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Akira Ohgaki

Amazon To Open More Physical Stores — Eventually

While its second bricks-and-mortar bookstore isn’t expected to open until later this summer, Amazon is already looking toward a future with more physical stores, as well as a beefed-up online presence through its subscription Prime service.  [More]

Amazon Launches Restaurant Delivery Service In New York City, Just Not All Of It

After launching its restaurant delivery service in Seattle and Los Angeles in the last year, Amazon has finally added New York City to the list, though only to certain areas in Manhattan. Amazon Restaurants provide food deliveries from more than 350 restaurants to people in Chelsea, Harlem, and the Financial District. Members of Amazon’s $99/year subscription program can view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders and track the status of their delivery. [Amazon]

Amazon Expanding Restaurant Delivery Service To All Prime Now Markets

Amazon Expanding Restaurant Delivery Service To All Prime Now Markets

Just two months after launching the Prime restaurant delivery service in Seattle, Amazon plans to rapidly expand the service to 20 major cities already served by its quick-delivery Prime Now program.

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Amazon Expands Restaurant Delivery Service To Portland, OR

Consumers in Portland, OR, hungry for a nice dinner, but too tired to actually head out into the world, can now order via Amazon’s newly expanded Prime restaurant delivery service. Using the Prime Now mobile app, members of Amazon’s $99/year subscription program can view participating restaurants, browse menus, place orders and track the status of their delivery. Once an order is placed, Amazon delivery drivers pick up and deliver the food within an hour or less. The service first launched last month in Seattle. [Amazon]

Amazon says it will stop selling rival streaming services Google Chromecast and Apple TV.

Amazon To Prohibit The Sale Of Apple TV, Google Chromecast

Amazon appears to be taking a page out of Apple’s playbook by removing competitors’ products from its virtual shelves. The e-commerce giant said today that would prohibit the sale of video-streaming devices from rivals Google and Apple that aren’t compatible with its own Prime video service.  [More]

Amazon Now Delivering Restaurant Food In Seattle

Amazon Now Delivering Restaurant Food In Seattle

If having Amazon deliver your groceries or farmers market produce wasn’t enough, the e-commerce giant turned deliverer-of-all-things-edible now plans to bring consumers piping hot meals right to their dining room tables with its foray into the restaurant delivery service arena. [More]

Amazon Isn’t Cracking Down On Shared Prime Accounts, Reminds Everyone Of Actual Rules

Amazon Isn’t Cracking Down On Shared Prime Accounts, Reminds Everyone Of Actual Rules

Amazon is finally sort of cracking down on Prime members who share their membership within a “household” that actually consists of their old roommate, their dad who lives four states away, and a co-worker. We all learned this when the e-commerce company quietly changed who is considered a “household” for the purpose of sharing your Prime benefits. Now Amazon has responded, and their main point is valid: most people weren’t using the feature in a licit manner in the first place. [More]

Amazon Puts A New Limit On How & Who You Can Share Prime Benefits With

Amazon Puts A New Limit On How & Who You Can Share Prime Benefits With

Amazon appears to be reining in the number of people who share some of their Prime member benefits with others. In a rather stealth move over the weekend, the e-commerce giant reduced the number of people that could share a Prime member’s perks from four to just one other member of their household. [More]

Amazon Celebrates 20th Birthday By Creating A New Holiday For You To Buy Things

Amazon Celebrates 20th Birthday By Creating A New Holiday For You To Buy Things

Black Friday is coming four months early for Amazon Prime members. The online retail giant is celebrating its 20th birthday in a big way its upcoming deal-filled Prime Day. [More]

Alan Rappa

Amazon Now Offers Free Limited One-Day Shipping To Prime Members In Select Cities

Sometimes waiting two days is just too long. Or at least that seems to be what Amazon is saying by offering Prime members limited free same-day delivery for some orders of $35 or more.  [More]

Here's a Google map showing the current delivery area for Prime Now service.

Amazon Prime Now: One-Hour NYC Delivery So New, Only One ZIP Code Has It (So Far)

UPDATE: A rep for Amazon tells Consumerist that while the new service was only available in the 10001 Manhattan ZIP code when it launched this morning (and of this writing), the company is adding other areas of the city throughout the day.

Here’s a hypothetical: You wake up one morning to find that you’ve run out of toothpaste, what do you do? Sure, you could walk the two blocks to the local drug store and pick up a box. Or if you’re an Amazon Prime member you could just sit on the couch and wait an hour for some paste to be delivered, that is, as long as you live in a small section of Manhattan and feel like paying a shipping cost double that of the toothpaste. [More]

Want To Use Amazon Prime? You'll Pay $50 More For This TomTom Unit

Want To Use Amazon Prime? You'll Pay $50 More For This TomTom Unit

Steve was going to split the cost of a TomTom GPS Navigator unit with a friend so they could give it to his sister as a gift.