Amazon about to launch Amazon Prime Now in France
Amazon has reportedly taken over a warehouse in the 18th district of Paris, which led to rumors that the American ecommerce giant will be launching Amazon Fresh in France. However, according to sources around the French tech website Journal Du Net, this warehouse is meant for Amazon launching its one-hour delivery service Amazon Prime Now in France.
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Amazon Prime was launched in the United States in 2014 as a mobile application. The delivery service, which delivers goods in one hour (or in two hours for free), is available seven days a week from 8 AM to midnight, but is reserved for members of Amazon Prime, the company’s annual subscription to unlimited express deliveries.
Amazon Prime Now in Europe
In Europe, the service arrived in the United Kingdom (London, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle) and Italy. “In France, no launch date has been announced, but a distribution center in the 18th arrondissement of Paris seems entirely appropriate to serve Parisians in an hour”, Journal Du Net writes.
According to this French website, Amazon Fresh is also coming soon. The grocery shopping service is first to make its debut in the UK, but several distributors have confirmed to JDN that Amazon Fresh is also in the starting blocks in France.
Update 17 June 2016: Amazon has indeed launched Amazon Prime Now in France.