According to the Financial Times, Amazon is preparing to roll out its AmazonTote service nationally. The free delivery service has been available for Seattle residents since last year. They’ve aslo been offering a pilot program food delivery service dubbed FreshDirect in Seattle since 2007.
Amazon hopes that the move will encourage users to buy more of their groceries and other products online.
Of course, there is no word yet on when this expansion might take place, but the AmazonTote website put up then quickly pulled down a statement saying that expansion will happen “soon”.