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Looks like Amazon made its bike messenger decision quickly. The massive online retailer officially debuted Amazon Prime Now in parts of Manhattan today, Crain's New York reports, with free two-hour delivery and $7.99 for one-hour delivery within Manhattan for members of the $99-a-year program.

Sadly, it won't help you with holiday shopping, unless you're buying your loved ones shampoo: A statement released by the company said that they're starting with household goods first—tens of thousands of them. At least that means you can stop counting points on your Duane Reade reward card for that next $5 off.
· Amazon Debuts One-Hour Delivery in Manhattan [Crain's]
· Amazon Testing One-Hour Delivery With Bike Messengers [Racked NY]
· Amazon Continues NYC Domination With Park Slope Groceries [Racked NY]