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Amazon brings Prime Now one-hour deliveries to Manchester

Amazon has expanded its Prime Now delivery offering in the UK to include Manchester and the surrounding area.

It’s been about a month since Amazon expanded its one-hour delivery service, Prime Now, to Newcastle. Prior to that, it was available in selected London and Birmingham postcodes.

Now Amazon UK’s Prime Now coverage has been expanded to Manchester and the surrounding area. Besides the city itself, customers in Wigan, Warrington, Stockport and Oldham can also benefit from one-hour deliveries ahead of Christmas.

Prime Now customers can opt to have an item delivered within one-hour of ordering for just £6.99. It’s also possible to select a two-hour, same-day delivery slot free of charge.

Both options require a £79-per-year Amazon Prime subscription, which provides customers with free next-day delivery as standard.

“We’re thrilled to expand our one-hour delivery service to Manchester, our latest Prime Now city,” said Christopher North, managing director at Amazon.co.uk. Which reads suspiciously like the statement he made when Prime Now hit Newcastle.

“Prime Now has proved immensely popular in the cities that already have the service and we think that customers in Manchester and the surrounding areas will love it. We expect to see many last minute Christmas gifts ordered through Prime Now between now and the late hours of Christmas Eve,” he continues.

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Okay, so that second bit’s completely different. Indeed, Amazon seems to be playing up the whole ’emergency Christmas groceries’ angle this time around, with reference to “a range of chilled and frozen products such as Chicago Town pizzas, Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream and fresh juices.” It also mentions “must-have items such as Christmas puddings, mince pies and sparkling wine.”

Amazon also mentions how a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (a popular festive seller) for PS4 was recorded as being delivered in just 15 minutes in Birmingham.

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