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Postmates Starts an Amazon Prime-Like Service for Delivery

Subscriptions cost about $10 a month to cover same-day delivery from 3,000 or so stores and services in the U.S.
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On-demand delivery startup Postmates is taking a page out of Amazon.com's book and offering a subscription service it hopes will hook customers by charging a monthly fee for free delivery.

The program, called Postmates Plus Unlimited, costs $9.99 a month. Subscribers get free same-day delivery on orders of $30 or more from Postmates's stable of partners—some 3,000 stores and services in the U.S. Subscribers also avoid paying the 9 percent service fee that Postmates usually charges customers on each order.