Amazon has finally brought their one hour delivery service to the UK after an extended trial in the United States.
After a six month testing period in the United States, Amazon’s insanely fat one hour delivery service has finally arrived in the UK. The service will operate from Amazon’s local fulfilment centre in East London and serve a select number of postcodes within the inner-city area.
Amazon expects to reach all of London and additional UK cities by the end of the year, though it’s likely they will only target the larger dwellings first. Don’t expect one hour delivery anytime soon if you live on a farm in Wales.
To use the express service, you’ll first need to download the separate Prime Now application and pay the additional £6.99 shipment charge (on top of your prime subscription). If you can hold out for an extra hour, Amazon offers a two hour delivery service which is completely free.
It’s a useful utility for people who need items quickly, though it will no doubt be abused like the current prime system. Amazon will be making deliveries using its own logistics team, so don’t be surprised if you see hundreds of employees frantically dashing for trains with nappies or other random items in tow.