Amazon Prime Is Now Testing Restaurant Delivery with Seattle Employees

Amazon employees are testing out a delivery service for Prime members

Amazon Prime Now is testing delivery for Amazon employees in Seattle.

We reported last week that Amazon Prime Now is testing out one-hour alcohol delivery in Seattle. Now, the same Amazon Prime service is secretly testing out restaurant delivery for their Seattle employees.

Amazon tested delivery and takeout services through Amazon Local in December, but now they seem to have decided to offer the service under Prime Now instead. GeekWire reported that Prime Now drivers told them they were making restaurant deliveries.

The difference between Prime Now and Amazon Local’s delivery services is that Amazon Local only offers carryout on their mobile app, not delivery. Amazon also has a grocery delivery service via AmazonFresh.

Prime Now currently offers one- and two-hour delivery from Amazon and local stores for Prime members in Seattle and Portland. People who live outside of these cities can also try out the service, but not for alcohol purchases.

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If this delivery service expands, it will definitely compete with popular websites like GrubHub, Seamless, and newly announced Groupon To Go.