For $7.99, shoppers who have an Amazon Prime account, which costs $79 a year, can have a package delivered within an hour between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. Two-hour deliveries are free.
The total list of zip codes which are available for this service are: 33131, 33186, 33172, 33182, 33184, 33174, 33122, 33144, 33126, 33125, 33155, 33134, 33135, 33136, 33142, 33145, 33128, 33133, 33127, 33130, 33129, 33137, 33132.
Amazon, however, announced that they will "rapidly" expand the zip codes covered by the service. So if your area isn't covered yet, be patient. The service launched in only a few areas of Manhattan, but quickly rolled out to the entire island.
Those areas actually aren't that much of a surprise. Amazon opened a new distribution center near Doral in the 33182 zip code last November. The service offers 25,000 products, though that's a small fraction of the 20 million that Amazon offers in total. And those delivers are made by a person ... not by drone. (Not yet, anyway.)
"Since launching, we've seen high demand on everything from essentials like water and paper towels to more surprising deliveries like getting a customer a hard-to-find, top-selling toy in 23 minutes," Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, said in a statement. "We are excited to continue delivering to customers in record-breaking time."