Amazon Can Now Deliver Alcohol To Your L.A. Home In Two Hours Or Less
No robots yet, but Amazon Prime is now delivering alcohol in Los Angeles. According to KABC, free delivery will get beer, wine, and even Tito's Vodka to your door in two hours. For $7.99, you can have it delivered within an hour (you know, when you're in a real pinch). But if you're looking for that middle of the night booze fix, you're out of luck: the service is only available Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
How is this magic made possible? It's done through a partnership between Amazon and local stores that sell alcohol. Basically, Amazon acts as the delivery service that ferries the goods from the store to your home. In L.A., Glendale's Mission Wine & Spirits is the first to partner up for the delivery service, reports the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. You can check out the selection here. This service has also been expanded to 30 cities around the U.S.
“We’ve had a missionliquor.com website for the last 15 years, which has been growing,” Joe Elmazian, general manager for the store, said. “So we had to get our catalog together for them and we also went through a training process with Amazon. They showed us how the app works and what we need to do. Orders come in through mobile phones and we pack them up. Then a driver comes to pick it up and deliver them within that two or one-hour window.”
“This is a very popular product among consumers who want to get something in a hurry,” Amanda Ip, an Amazon spokeswoman, said. “So whether you’re preparing for a barbecue or having a dinner party and find that you’ve run out of wine, we can deliver it right to you.”
In related news, you can now order McDonald's on UberEats. Well played, 2017. Well played.