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Mayor of Paris expresses concerns about Amazon Prime Now’s one-hour delivery

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

June 20, 2016 | 2 min read

Amazon has received a slap on the wrists from the mayor of France over the rollout Amazon Prime Now.

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The one-hour delivery service has been accused of “destabilising” trade in the French capital with the office of mayor Anne Hidalgo claiming they were only made aware of the launch days before it went live.

She went on to say a legislation will have to be enacted to ensure that there is no ”unfair competition against traders and craftsmen”.

It will also have to make a commitment not to worsen the city’s pollution levels, or harm the quality of life of people in the area.

Amazon Prime subscribers will have access to the e-tailer’s 18,000 goods subject to the prompt deliveries. On a membership of €49 annually, a fee of €5.90 will see select goods shipped to consumers within the hour.

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