RAPAPORT... Amazon.com launched its www.amazonlocal.com concept for New York City. This local online marketplace provides discounts of at least 50 percent and will provide unique deals from Amazon-affiliated websites, including Amazon.com, MYHABIT.com and endless.com.
''In New York, there’s no better way to truly understand the Big Apple than by getting the best deals the city has to offer,'' said Mike George, the vice president of AmazonLocal. ''Since our initial launch in Boise in June, AmazonLocal has rapidly expanded to 30 distinct locations in 10 states.''
In the coming weeks, New York City customers in downtown, midtown, uptown and Brooklyn will see additional deals and in the months ahead, AmazonLocal is also introducing unique offerings from Amazon-affiliated websites, including discounts on jewelry and watches.
U.S. customers will also find deals sourced through Amazon's strategic relationship with LivingSocial, as well as directly by accesing AmazonLocal in select markets.