Amazon Prime Now Offers One-Hour Deliveries in Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO —

Amazon is taking its delivery service to the next level. Amazon Prime members in the Sacramento area can now get anything from pet food to silverware sent to their homes in as little as one hour.

Amazon Prime members can download the Amazon Prime Now app, add items to the shopping cart, choose free two-hour delivery or one-hour delivery for $7.99. You can even track where your delivery is via the app.

There’s a $20 minimum purchase and there’s an option to tip your driver.

Since Amazon Prime Now is giving a whole new meaning to the word delivery, FOX40 put it to the test. We placed a one hour delivery order at 11:50 AM and the delivery was here by 12:18 PM.

Many took to social media to express their excitement over the service, but not everyone is happy.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims four Southern California Prime Now drivers aren’t getting paid fair wages. Their attorney, Beth Ross, said the issue is the drivers are classified as contractors but do the work of employees — making $11 an hour, plus tips — and they had to pay for gas and maintenance on their cars out of pocket.

“They have the opportunity at this time to be good corporate citizens and pay the people who do this work for them in a lawful and fair manner,” Ross said.

An Amazon representative responded to the lawsuit and said Amazon has a longstanding policy of not commenting on pending litigation.

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