Denver’s Amazon Prime Now has arrived, with Sprouts groceries and other two-hour deliveries

Amazon announced Thursday it’s launching Prime Now services in Denver to quickly deliver some of the thousands of items it offers online.

An Amazon trailer. (Courtesy of Amazon)
An Amazon trailer. (Courtesy of Amazon)
An Amazon trailer. (Courtesy of Amazon)

When Amazon started expanding its facilities in metro Denver, savvy customers knew it was only a matter of time until the e-commerce giant started one- to two-hour deliveries in the area.

Sure enough, Amazon is expected to launch Prime Now services Thursday in Denver to quickly deliver some of the thousands of items it offers online. Prime Now customers will also be able to get groceries from Amazon thanks to a partnership between the Seattle-based retailer and Sprouts Farmers Market.

The Phoenix-based grocer has four locations in Denver and will offer produce, meats, baked goods, vitamins and other groceries through Prime Now. The online delivery service will be available seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to a news release.

“We are excited to continue enhancing the Prime experience for customers in Denver with Amazon’s fastest delivery method yet, Prime Now,” said Simoina Vasen, director of Prime Now, in a statement.

There’s a $7.99 fee for one-hour deliveries though Prime Now, but two-hour orders are included in Amazon Prime membership. That membership costs $99 a year or $10.99 per month.

It’s been a big week for Amazon in Colorado. On Monday, the company announced it plans to become Thornton’s largest employer after opening a new fulfillment center near the northeast corner of Interstate 25 and 144th Avenue in fall 2018.

Amazon announced in January that it would build a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center at Smith Way and 19th Avenue in Aurora, about three miles southeast of its sortation facility that opened in 2016. Between the two sites in Aurora and facility in Thornton, Amazon is on pace to employ about 3,000 workers in Colorado.

Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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Adrian D. Garcia is on business and trends for Denverite, serves as treasurer for the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and on the board of the Denver Press Club. He can be reached at agarcia@denverite.com.