Amazon began quietly testing a restaurant takeout and delivery service in Seattle last week as part of its larger plans to dominate the business of e-commerce.
Called Amazon Local, so far the site features about 20 restaurants for delivery and 110 addresses for takeout orders, reports TechCrunch.
If it goes national, the site would rival similar schemes such as Grubhub and Seamless.
Users can place orders on the website or within an Amazon Local app. Charges would be billed to existing accounts.
The restaurant and takeout service is just one of several different ways Amazon is trying to expand.
It’s also been reported that a hotel booking site is set to launch in January, adding to fresh grocery deliveries, a wine marketplace, and video-streaming services that have been added over the last few years. — AFP/Relaxnews 2014
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