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Amazon plans to launch an online food delivery service in India

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  • Amazon is planning to launch its online food delivery service in India.
  • Amazon is in talks with UberEats to acquire its food delivery service in India.

Amazon.com Inc is planning to launch a food delivery service in India before the end of the year. Amazon is said to launch its food delivery service in India ahead of the festive season.

After the company planned to come up with Hindi support in Alexa for India. Now, Company is working with a local partner Catamaran, founded by Infosys founder Narayana Murthy to launch its online food delivery service.

It’s aiming to launch the service ahead of India’s festive season, which kicks off in September. The‘Uber Eats’service has found it’s almost has failed to get a buyer in the country even after more than two years of trying.

Uber Eats launched its India food delivery service in 2017. A separate report by Business Standard indicates that the company is in the initial phase of talks to buy UberEats.

Amazon in June closed its food delivery service in the United States in the face of stiff competition. The service was known as Amazon Restaurants, which delivered meals to Prime members in 20 cities.

It will be part of Amazon’s ‘Prime’ membership that offers several benefits, expedited shipping, early access to various promotional deals and more.

Amazon has a membership base of 10 million on its Prime plan. It could offer its food delivery service as a part of its Prime membership plan.

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