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by Karen Goff September 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm 1 Comment

Prime Fresh

Amazon has announced a new service available in Reston and other Northern Virginia areas beginning today. AmazonFresh will deliver fresh foods and items from local restaurants to homes and offices in the delivery area.

Prime customers in eligible zip codes can use AmazonFresh for a monthly fee of $14.99 as an add-on to their Prime membership.

Said Amazon in a press release:

With AmazonFresh, customers can combine grocery and other shopping into one seamless experience that easily fits into their routines and improves their busy lives.

Customers can order from a wide range of items including everything from fresh groceries and prepared meals to beauty products and household goods.

AmazonFresh offers the convenience of same-day and next day delivery to your doorstep, with the choice of attended and unattended two-hour delivery windows. Place a grocery order by 5 p.m. and have it that same evening, or order before going to bed and have items on your doorstep by breakfast.

Delivery is free on orders over $40. Customers can also easily shop AmazonFresh from anywhere they are using the Amazon Mobile Shopping app.

Among the selections are fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood, baked goods, and dairy, as well as pet supplies, baby, health and beauty products.

AmazonFresh in Northern Virginia also includes a Local Market program, with items from Compass Coffee, Cake Love, Capital Kombucha, and Frontier Kitchen (a food incubator for Virginia’s culinary entrepreneurs).

Just last month, Amazon Prime Now was introduced in Reston.

To use AmazonFresh, Prime customers can simply go to www.amazon.com/amazonfresh and sign up for a free 30-day trial of the service.

After the free trial, Prime customers can continue to shop AmazonFresh for a monthly fee of $14.99 as an Add-on to their Prime membership.

by RestonNow.com August 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm 2 Comments

Amazone Prime

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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