Amazon extends fresh food deliveries to Japan
Amazon has extended its fresh food deliveries to Japan, making it the third country where the multinational will offer the service following the U.S. and the U.K.
The first AmazonFresh service was carried out on Friday, allowing customers to receive products they buy in as little as four hours after order placements in some cases.
The new service, provided to Amazon Prime subscribers who pay an annual membership fee of ¥3,900 (US$35), is initially available in six areas of Tokyo, according to The Japan Times.
The service area will be expanded in stages.
More than 100,000 food items, including meat, fish and vegetables, are offered for sale by the online shopping service. Deliveries will be made at 4 p.m. at the earliest if orders are placed by noon.
Customers can use the service as many times as they want if they pay an extra ¥500 per month. To encourage people to sign up and use the delivery service, it is available without the ¥500 charge for the first 30 days, the publication reported.