Amazon has brought its Prime Now service to Scotland, offering a fast delivery service in Glasgow on thousands of items, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The online retailer is offering one-hour delivery for certain items to customers in Parkhead, Shawlands or Paisley, and a two-hour delivery window to those in surrounding areas like Motherwell, Kilmarnock and Cumbernauld. More than 15,000 items are available for Prime Now delivery via the mobile app.
Customers will be able to use Prime Now to buy the script-book of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, the play based on J K Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, written by Jack Thorne and published by Little, Brown, when it is released on Saturday (30th July). Potter fans can reserve a slot to get the book delivered between midnight and 2am.
“Prime Now is our fastest delivery option ever and we are delighted to bring it to Scotland,” said Jason Weston, director of Amazon’s Prime Now service in the UK. “From today, Prime customers in Glasgow can get the items they need quickly delivered right to the door in under an hour. Whether its essentials like fresh milk, nappies or even a last minute gift, customers love the convenience of delivery straight to their door in less than 60 minutes.”
Prime Now one-hour delivery costs £6.99 and two-hour delivery is free.
Amazon launched Prime Now in London in 2015 and the service has now spread to Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Portsmouth, South Yorkshire and Surrey. It is available to customers who are members of Amazon Prime, which costs £79 a year, and offers other benefits such as money-off deals and unlimited streaming of TV shows.
The fastest Prime Now delivery this month was an order for the PS4 game Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which was delivered to a postcode in Beeston, near Leeds, 10 minutes after being ordered, according to Amazon.