According to inside sources close to the mega e-commerce retailer, Amazon is looking to start piloting Prime Now in Canada with a soft launch in Vancouver planned for November with a Launch in Toronto expected for February.
This will be big news for Canadian shoppers, as Amazon is focused on disrupting the current channels in which Canadians shop for everyday goods. With the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon is expected to offer common grocery items through the Prime Now service. Canadians will be able to have produced, dairy, frozen food and health items shipped directly to their houses in under two hours.
According to WSJ, Amazon is considering with local bakeries and butcher shops in order to offer a wider variety of products for Canadian Amazon Prime Now members.
Currently, a Prime membership cost $79 CAD and when Prime Now comes to Canada, 2-hour delivery will be included in the membership while 1-hour delivery will cost a small additional fee.
Who’s ready to say goodbye to grocery stores.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
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