A quiet buzz has been building up on Apple App Store and Google Play store in Singapore. Amazon has just flipped the switch on its Amazon Prime Now app and made it available in Singapore. Amazon Prime Now, is a fast delivery service that promises ultra-fast same day delivery from the e-commerce giant. How fast? As fast as within an hour of your confirmed order.
The Singapore Prime Now store already carries “tens of thousands of items, including groceries, household and home essentials, baby, beauty, electronics, toys, and more,” according to the app description and we believe that Amazon is just getting started.
If you are eager to try out the service, use the two-hour delivery option, which is free for orders over S$40 and delivers to any part of Singapore and even Sentosa. Although the two-hour delivery option is exclusively for Amazon Prime members, it is now free without membership signup for a limited time. For orders under S$40, Amazon charges a delivery fee of S$5.99. To test out the ultra-fast one-hour delivery option, you will have to fork out S$9.99 and is only available in “most postal codes”, according to the app page.
The app is pretty intuitive with products grouped into categories like fruits & vegetables, rice, pasta & noodles, frozen, beverages, chips & snacks and so on. The categories are interspersed with goods from single brands like L’Oréal, Samsung, Linksys and even Tiger Beer.
We speak with Amazon fan, Lauren Liang, who had used many Amazon services, on her initial thoughts about the Singapore storefront:
“I think it’s exciting to have a one-hour and two-hour delivery service in Singapore but currently, the product ranges are not as extensive as I would like. Also, I would expect prices to be lower than what is currently being offered by similar players in the market. As a loyal fan of Amazon I am definitely excited to give it a try.”
Amazon Prime Now app promotion
For the launch, Amazon is also working with VISA to offer a S$20 discount for your first order. Just use the code ‘VISA20′ at checkout when paying with your Visa cards. No Visa card? Use the code ’10PRIMENOW’ at checkout to get S$10 off on your first order.