Amazon has big changes in store for the way you check out online goods, and how you might receive them.
Competing with brick-and-mortar stores, Amazon plans to test deliveries within an hour via bike messengers in New York City, according to The Wall Street Journal. The e-commerce giant on Tuesday also unveiled a new feature called Make an Offer. It gives customers the chance to negotiate lower prices directly with sellers.
The company is dubbing its super-quick bike delivery service as Amazon Prime Now, the Journal reports, citing unnamed sources. Colin Sebastian, an analyst at Robert W. Baird, told CNBC on Tuesday the pilot program is all part of Amazon's shortening of the "last mile" of its deliveries.
Expect more same-day — and even quicker — deliveries in large metro areas outside New York City, Sebastian said.