Amazon’s Prime Now service is capable of delivering alcohol products to customers in 12 cities in two hours or less, according to Food & Wine.
Food & Wine reported Aug. 24 that Prime members can get two-hour delivery for free or pay $7.99 for one-hour delivery instead. An Amazon representative told Food & Wine that the online retailer can deliver beer, wine and sometimes spirits in 12 of the 30-plus cities that have Prime Now.
Food & Wine’s source said Cincinnati, Chicago, Columbus, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York City are some of the locations with that option. Phoenix, Portland and Richmond also boast that possibility, Amazon’s representative added, as do San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle.
Some Twitter users on Friday praised Amazon’s move, with many voicing excitement over the new service.
Wait, wait, wait. Amazon will now be delivering wine in an hour?! Dreams do come true— Archi Bromo (@ArchiBromo) September 1, 2017
KGW reported last week that Amazon began including beer and wine sales among Prime Now options for customers in Portland. The options included such local favorites as Deschutes and Full Sail beer, as well as beloved domestic brands.
Amazon said that before adding alcohol sales the most popular items for its Prime Now members in Portland included sparkling water and organic macaroni and cheese.
The company added beer, liquor and wine sales to the options available to Prime Now members in New York City in June.
Seattle, which hosts Amazon’s headquarters, became the first city to boast alcohol sales through Prime Now in August 2015.
Prime offers two-day delivery on a wide variety of products but also includes other services like on-demand video and television.
Prime Now customers, meanwhile, gain access to an app that is available on both Android and iOS devices which lets them place their orders from nearby Amazon hubs.
Amazon has traditionally kept its total Prime subscriptions secret, but analysts earlier this year estimated the service may contain between 65 to 80 million members worldwide.