Amazon Launches Prime One-Hour Delivery in Reston

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Starting today, Restonians can order a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream from Amazon.com and get it while it’s still frozen.

Amazon announced this morning that it has launched its Prime Now service for parts of Northern Virginia, including Reston and Herndon. (Users can check to see if the service is available by typing in their ZIP code.)

Prime Now allows Amazon Prime members (link goes to a 30-day free Prime trial offer) to order more than 10,000 everyday items, from groceries to household essentials to electronics to school and pet supplies, and get it delivered in 1-2 hours.

One hour delivery costs $7.99, while two-hour delivery is free. There is a $20 minimum for delivery. (Note: One reader tried it today and said they were told only two hour delivery is available to get from the warehouse in Annandale to Reston).

“This is the latest benefit of being a Prime member,” Amazon spokeswoman Amanda Ip told our sister publication, ARLnow.com. She said the company plans to extend Prime Now service to the District of Columbia in October.

The service is available via a dedicated Prime Now website and smartphone app for Android and iPhone.

More from a press release:

Amazon announced today that its Prime Now one-hour delivery service is expanding to Northern Virginia from Springfield to Arlington to Alexandria. The ultra-fast service, offered exclusively as a benefit to Prime members, provides one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of daily essentials from staples like paper towels, milk or ice cream, to electronics such as laptops and Kindle devices.

In Virginia, Prime Now is also available in Richmond and Virginia Beach. Since launching in these areas, top items purchased for superfast delivery through the service include Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, bananas, Haribo gummy bears and eggs.

Prime members can shop on www.primenow.com and can also download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices.

In Northern Virginia, Prime Now is available from 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is available for $7.99.

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