Amazon Prime Now, the ultra-fast delivery service of the American e-commerce giant, offers to deliver your groceries directly to your home in just 1 hour. Sports, games, cleaning products, toys, high-tech equipment, fresh products, the catalog is vast. But how can you benefit from this new delivery method? How much does it cost ? Here's everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Now..
How to take advantage of the Amazon Prime Now ultra-fast delivery service?
Amazon continues to break records and garner new customers. But the king of online commerce does not intend to fall asleep on his laurels. In recent months, subscribers to the premium program have been able to benefit from a new one-hour delivery service called Prime Now.
After England, Germany and Italy, the new ultra-fast delivery system from Amazon arrives in France. Coca cans, DVDs, fresh, frozen products, make-up, games, toys, decoration, high-tech, Prime Now delivers thousands of references every day from 8 am to midnight..
How much does Prime Now cost?
For all orders over 40 euros, delivery within a two-hour window is free. If the amount of your purchases does not exceed this sum, you will be asked for 3.90 euros for delivery costs. For people in a real hurry, Amazon offers an express delivery service in 1 hour for 7.90 euros.
Very important detail, the Prime Now service is only accessible for orders over 20 euros. Below this threshold, you will have no other choice than to opt for delivery within 1 working day..
The online commerce giant hopes to attract consumers who are used to shopping in small shops or in specialized food brands such as Carrefour, Leclerc and Auchan. This offer pushes the limits of online shopping, namely the time between purchase and receipt of the product.
Who can benefit from Prime Now delivery?
The Prime Now service is only available to people who have purchased an Amazon Prime premium subscription . The latter is available at 49 euros per year with a 30-day free trial without obligation. This subscription also gives access to a large number of services (free delivery in one day, priority access to flash sales, free borrowing of an ebook every month, access to Amazon's video service, etc.). You will find on this page more information about the Amazon Prime offer
Note that it is possible to unsubscribe at any time including during the free trial period. Finally, last important point, people aged 18 to 24 can register for Prime Jeune and benefit from all the advantages of the Prime program for 24 euros per year.
Please note, Prime Now fast delivery is only available in a limited number of cities. Only Parisians and residents of the inner suburbs (Neuilly sur Seine, Levallois-Perret, Aubervilliers etc…) can currently benefit from delivery in record time.
Access Prime Now services
The service requires the use of a specific application. The latter is available for free download from the Play Store. Once installed on your smartphone, you will be able to browse the entire catalog available for express delivery, define the delivery time but also follow in real time the movement of the courier responsible for your order.
- Open the Google Play Store
- Download Prime Now
- During the first launch you will be asked to enter your Amazon identifiers
- Then select the section and the products that interest you (fruits and vegetables, dairy, gift ideas, books, household items, etc.)
- Choose the time at which you wish to receive your order. For those who are not present during delivery, it is possible to ask the courier to leave the package outside your door
The Amazon Prime Now app will then ask you to confirm your order and register your credit card. You will receive a few tens of minutes later an SMS telling you that the order is being dispatched.
You can then follow the movements of your delivery person directly on the map accessible from the Prime Now app. The system is identical to that proposed by VTC companies. Please note that if your basket contains a bottle of alcohol, you will be asked to present proof of identity upon receipt of the delivery.
Now you know how to avoid the chore of shopping . Note that in major French cities not served by Amazon Prime Now, the vast majority of large retailers already offer an online ordering service allowing them to have their groceries delivered directly to their home. And unlike the American giant of online commerce, the delivery service for French brands is accessible without subscription.