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Prime Now, Amazon’s one and two-hour delivery service, and Amazon Handmade, the destination for genuinely handcrafted items, today announced that unique, handcrafted products from local Artisans are now available on Prime Now, just in time for the holidays.
This marks the first time Amazon Handmade Artisans are leveraging the company’s fastest delivery method yet to extend their selling season through Christmas Eve on Prime Now. Amazon Handmade products are available via Prime Now starting today for Prime members to shop in Austin, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle through the holiday season.
“Amazon is thrilled to continue expanding on our commitment to small businesses and artisans who can leverage Amazon’s last-mile delivery technology to get their handcrafted items to Prime members in an hour or less,” said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Prime Now. “This holiday season, customers can shop an even greater selection of handcrafted, giftable items and have the products delivered through Christmas Eve – the ultimate solution for those procrastinators who still want to get a unique, quality gift for their loved ones.”
The new holiday selection includes handmade products such as handcrafted pottery, necklaces, skincare, tote bags and candles from local artisans. All products available from Amazon Handmade Artisans on Prime Now are genuinely handcrafted. Prime Now features a variety of product categories from Amazon Handmade including Jewelry, Home Décor, Artwork and Party Supplies and Kitchen and Dining.
Handmade products carry additional emotions that mass-produced products don't have. Each product is unique, making them ideal for personal Holiday gifts. Only making gifts yourself can top handmade, but then not everybody has time and talent.
“I never imagined that one day customers across the U.S. would be able to receive my handmade pottery in an hour or less,” said Sarah Bak of Sarah Bak Pottery, an Amazon Handmade Artisan. “Being part of Amazon Handmade has truly given me the ability to grow my business while I pursue my passion as an artist. As part of the Prime Now pilot program, I’m excited to know my holiday selling season is extended through Christmas Eve and last-minute shoppers can now order thoughtful, last-minute gifts for everyone on their list.”
Since launching in 2015, Amazon Handmade has grown to encompass 10 categories (e.g. Jewelry, Home & Kitchen, Stationery and Party Supplies) offering customers hundreds of thousands of handcrafted items from thousands of Artisans across more than 30 countries. Shopping Amazon Handmade, customers support local Artisans and purchase the handcrafted products they want with the convenience of all things Amazon.
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The Tracker app is available for free on iOS and Android. You can find the app in the app store with searching for just for "i4u". Alternatively, you can follow @TheTrackerApp Twitter account to receive the in-stock notification on all hard to find products of the season including WowWee Fingerlings, SNES Classic, L.O.L. Surprise, Crate Creatures, Luvabella and more.
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