Amazon just got serious about the on-demand economy by ensuring we'll end up at the mercy of our whims with a pilot program that will bring you emergency alcohol within an hour. As Bloomberg reports, the online shopping giant already offers same-day delivery of slightly less fun stuff in 14 cities, including New York, Miami, Boston and Atlanta.
The new Amazon Prime Now booze-bearing program is available to residents of the greater Seattle area. Amazon says thirsty citizens of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland who have Prime Now will be eligible for "one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items like paper towels, wine, beer, chilled and frozen items like milk and ice cream, televisions and Kindle devices."
Seattle customers with a little patience won't be charged for the delivery if they can wait two hours. If the party is moving too fast and hard to slow down, a mere $7.99 in addition to the $99 Prime Now members pay each year will have a delivery person or drone—but most likely just a person—at your door in no time with grape or hops-based booze.
Spirits are only available via Prime Now to customers in Seattle. Bloomberg reports rapid booze deliveries have been available for a while in London.
No Amazon automatic delivery love for the hard stuff yet, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.