Amazon.in launches the Amazon Now app for customers in Bangalore

- Customers in Bangalore can now shop for a wide range of everyday essentials from their local kiranas and other favourite stores

Bengaluru, February 03, 2016: Amazon.in today announced the launch of the Amazon Now app for customers in Bangalore. Using Amazon Now, customers can now shop for over 6000 everyday essentials from their local kirana stores and other local favorite stores including BigBazaar, Reliance Fresh, Bharat Petroleum In & Out, Godrej Nature’s Basket, Food World and have the products delivered to their doorstep within 2 hours or at a pre-scheduled time. Customers can download the Amazon Now Android app from the Play Store (link available at www.amazon.in/now) and enter their local pin code to start shopping.

“We are encouraged by the learnings from Kirana Now - a pilot that we started last year in Bangalore to enable customers to shop for their everyday essentials from the ecosystem of their local stores and get them delivered within two-four hours. We are excited to expand that service to include more selection, more pin codes and invite other branded retailers, with the launch of a dedicated Android app Amazon Now. Customers can now choose more than 6000 products from the ecosystem of kiranas and other favorite local stores and get these delivered using Express –in two hours or Scheduled deliveries. Amazon Now customers in Bangalore will love this service and our launch promotion will delight them further,” said Samir Kumar, Vice President Category Management, Amazon India.

Customers shopping on the Amazon Now app will be able to search, discover and choose from a wide selection of products- across categories including snacks, beverages, cooking staples, beauty, personal care and household basics. They can get a range of products from eggs, breads, juices, soft drinks, chocolates, jams, exotic teas, biscuits to shampoo, toothpastes, soaps , diapers and more from hundreds of Indian and international brands

Amazon Now is enabled with two new delivery services – Express Delivery (two hours) and Scheduled Delivery offering customers the convenience of getting their everyday essentials delivered within 2 hours or at a pre-scheduled time. Amazon Now offers free delivery for baskets above Rs 250, and for baskets lower than Rs 250 a delivery charge of Rs 29 for Scheduled Delivery and Rs 49 for Express Delivery.

Customers simply browse the Amazon Now store, add products to their basket, and checkout by choosing Express or Scheduled Delivery.

- As a launch promotion, Amazon.in is offering customers 20% back on all orders above Rs. 250 in the form of an Amazon.in Gift Card up to Rs. 100 per order

All Consumers on www.amazon.in and the Amazon mobile shopping app have an easy and convenient access to over 40 million products across hundreds of categories. They benefit from a safe and secure ordering experience, convenient electronic payments, Cash on Delivery, Amazon’s 24x7 customer service support, and a globally recognized and comprehensive 100% purchase protection provided by Amazon’s A-to-Z Guarantee. They can also enjoy Amazon.in’s guaranteed next-day, two day delivery, Sunday and Morning delivery on products fulfilled by Amazon.

About Amazon.in

The Amazon.in marketplace is operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Ltd, an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Amazon.in seeks to build the most customer-centric online destination for customers to find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online by giving them more of what they want – vast selection, low prices, fast and reliable delivery, and a trusted and convenient experience; and provide sellers with a world-class e-commerce platform.

About Amazon

Amazon.com opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995. The company is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon.