Posted May 13, 2018 08:00:00Amazon is expanding its Freight Grinder pilot program, with the delivery of up to four truckloads of its most popular product, Amazon Prime memberships, to more than 40,000 homes in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
In partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Amazon will deliver two Amazon Prime Prime members in each of these markets: a delivery for $199 per person in New Jersey and a delivery of four people for $279 per person.
A delivery of two people will be available for $499 per person, while a delivery will cost $299 per person and will cost an additional $199.
Both Prime members and Prime packages can be picked up by any eligible individual in these markets.
Amazon says that it is “excited to be expanding our Freight Grit program” and expects to have deliveries to more homes in these cities by the end of May.
The program currently allows for a maximum of eight delivery trips per household, with up to eight people per delivery trip.
A delivery of six people will cost the same as a delivery to a household of four.
Amazon says that its pilot program is focused on delivering high-quality product, which will include Amazon’s products, but that it has no plans to extend delivery to larger homes or locations.
Amazon is the first U.S. retailer to offer Amazon Prime membership, which offers free shipping for orders over $99 and free two-day shipping for the first $99.
Memberships will continue to be valid for the full year after the initial membership expires.
The Prime program offers free two day shipping to any of Amazon’s fulfillment centers in the U.K., Canada, the U-K., Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Russia and the United States.
Amazon’s Freight Grocery program, which was launched in 2017, allows customers to get free delivery to select warehouses in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore and South Africa.
The Prime program is also available to Amazon Prime customers in the UK, where Prime is also sold, as well as Canada, Japan and the U of A in Canada.