Amazon Rolls Out Alcohol Delivery in Seattle via Prime Now App

Is alcohol deliveries something Amazon should invest in?
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If you live in Seattle and are an Amazon Prime member you can now order beer, wine and liquor using Amazon's Prime Now app and get it delivered within the hour. Since there's a $7.99 delivery fee for all one-hour deliveries and no fee for two-hour deliveries we're not so sure who the target demographic is for one-hour booze deliveries.

There are already some alcohol delivery services out there, such as Drizly and Saucey, who are probably pouring themselves a double while monitoring how this plays out. Should it prove successful for Amazon and if they can get around all the individual state regulations surrounding alcohol sales, it could be a huge blow to these smaller services. When it comes to resources and distribution, Amazon is top shelf and the everyone else is, well,...well.

If Amazon starts expanding to the city you live in, would you consider ordering your alcohol from them? Would you ever pay the $7.99 to get it delivered within an hour? As for the already established competition, has anyone tried out their services?


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