Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Service
Late last week, the e-commerce giant announced that it will be expanding their same-day delivery service to two new markets, San Diego and Tampa Bay. The announcement also revealed that the company will be providing free delivery for orders over $35.
Besides the two new locations, Amazon also offers same-day delivery in several cities around the country, including New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco (and the Bay area, including Oakland), Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.
The move to free same-day delivery for orders over $35 is certainly a reason for customers to rejoice as previously the cost of the service was $5.99 for Amazon Prime members and $8.99 plus $0.99 per unit for non-members.
To take advantage of same-day delivery, customers must place their order by noon of that day. This feature can be used any day of the week within orders typically arriving by 9 PM the day of the order.
Ironically enough, same-day delivery is different from Prime Now, which offers delivery of your order within two hours. This program is only in select markets such as: New York City, Miami, Baltimore, Dallas, Atlanta, and Austin. With Prime Now, orders are delivered within two hours for free, or within the hour for $7.99.
At the end of the day this move is a win win for customers!