Amazon Powers Shop Local Efforts with One-Hour Delivery
Prime Now, Amazon’s one and two-hour delivery service, and Amazon Handmade, a destination for genuinely handcrafted items, announced that handcrafted products from local Artisans are now available on Prime Now for the holiday rush.
This marks the first time Amazon Handmade Artisans are leveraging the company’s fastest delivery method yet to extend their selling season through Christmas Eve on Prime Now. Amazon Handmade products are available via Prime Now in limited markets including: Austin, NYC, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle.
“Amazon is thrilled to continue expanding on our commitment to small businesses and artisans who can leverage Amazon’s last-mile delivery technology to get their handcrafted items to Prime members in an hour or less,” said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Prime Now. “This holiday season, customers can shop an even greater selection of handcrafted, giftable items and have the products delivered through Christmas Eve.”
Since launching in 2014, Prime Now has expanded to more than 30 cities across the U.S. The addition of products made by Amazon Handmade Artisans reflects Amazon’s continued investment to small businesses while also creating even more convenience for customers looking for unique, handcrafted last-minute gifts and products this holiday season. In select cities, the service offers ultra-fast delivery from local stores, popular restaurants as well as delivery of beer, wine and spirits.
Amazon Handmade went live in 2015 and has grown to encompass 10 categories (e.g. Jewelry, Home & Kitchen, Stationery and Party Supplies) offering customers hundreds of thousands of handcrafted items from thousands of Artisans across more than 30 countries.