Amazon starts restaurant delivery, Google to deliver fresh foodsStaff writer ▼ | September 8, 2015
Amazon.com announced that Prime Now customers in Seattle can now enjoy delivery from local restaurants including Cactus, Wild Ginger, Skillet, Marination Station, Re:public, Café Yumm!, Ten Mercer, Mamnoon and many more.
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Restaurant delivery on Prime Now offers customers transparent pricing—there are no menu markups or hidden service fees, and delivery on all orders is free for a limited time. Customers pay using the information already stored in their Amazon account and orders are backed by Amazon’s customer service.
At the same time, Google confirmed it will test a same-day delivery service for fresh foods later this year.
Google will first test the service in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as one other, to-be-named US city. Google Express already delivers packaged foods, but this is the first time the company will deliver fresh foods. Google will partner with chains including Whole Foods and Costco for the delivery service. ■