Amazon Brings Booze Delivery to Manhattan

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The service, available only to Prime members, offers one-hour alcohol delivery for $7.99 and is free to those who can handle a two-hour wait.

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com is getting into the holiday spirit, adding booze to its one-hour delivery service in Manhattan.

Until now it was only Seattle, the company's hometown, which could imbibe within 60 minutes via Amazon. The company would not say Thursday if it was expanding that convenience elsewhere.

The one-hour delivery costs $7.99, but it's free to members of Amazon's $99 annual Prime loyalty program who can handle a two-hour wait.

Beer, wine and spirits delivered in Manhattan will come from the food market Eataly.

Alcohol is one of 4,000 new items the online retailer just added its Prime Now delivery, in addition to toys, electronics, wrapping paper and baking supplies. There are already more than a million things that can be delivered by Amazon in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas.

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