It took a long time for Australians to get Amazon, and even longer to get Prime. The membership program is finally available in the country, offering free delivery on products as well as access to Prime Video and other services like Twitch Prime and Prime Reading. SEE ALSO: Amazon's DeepLens is one smart camera However, Prime in Australia only offers free two-day business delivery, whereas you can get free same-day or next day delivery in the U.S. for some items on Amazon. Australian Prime does offer free delivery for international orders over $49, however. Two-day shipping is available in all major cities except Darwin, as well as and regional cities such as Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Gold Coast, Newcastle and more.
As if there weren't enough ways to order takeout in London, Amazon has jumped in with a Deliveroo-style competitor. If you live in the English capital and subscribe to Prime, you'll soon see a postcode option inside the Prime Now app. Chuck it in and -- provided you're in a supported neighbourhood -- you'll get a list of cafes and restaurants that are available for delivery. Amazon promises to complete each order in under an hour; in the US, the average drop-off takes less than 45 minutes, it claims. Amazon has over 100 restaurants signed up for its new service, however most are small or independent establishments.
Amazon's newest way of preventing stolen packages is delivering it straight to the trunk of your car. Amazon delivery person Michael Holtzen used Amazon's new in-car delivery program to deliver a package to a car in San Francisco, Calif. SAN FRANCISCO -- I gave Amazon the keys to my car last week and it went pretty well. Not that Amazon needed a lift (and the actual key was a digital one.) I was testing a new program, launching Tuesday, that lets Amazon drivers unlock a customer's vehicle via an app and leave their packages inside it, rather than on their doorstep.