Amazon Launches Same Day Delivery

Over the weekend, Amazon announced the launch of Local Express Delivery,a new shipping option giving customers same-day delivery in seven major cities including New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Seattle and Washington D.C. The service will be extended to Chicago, Indianapolis and Phoenix in the coming months.

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This is going to be useful for people who do not like to visit stores but order products online and yet get it delivered the same day. Though, there are few restrictions as to the time until when the order can placed to be delivered the same day:

  • New York City Order as late as 10 a.m.
  • Philadelphia Order as late as 10 a.m.
  • Boston Order as late as 10:30 a.m.
  • Washington D.C. Order as late as 10:30 a.m.
  • Baltimore Order as late as 10:30 a.m.
  • Vegas Order as late as 11 a.m.
  • Seattle Order as late as 1 p.m.

Amazon has also introduced some shipping enhancements just in time for the holiday season:
Dec. 17: FREE Super Saver Shipping
Dec. 20: Standard Shipping
Dec. 22: Two-Day Shipping (order as late as 7 p.m. PST; varies by item; free with Amazon Prime)
Dec. 23: One-Day Shipping (order as late as 3:30 p.m. PST; varies by item; just $3.99 per item with Amazon Prime)
Dec. 24: Same-Day Shipping (order as late as 1 p.m. PST; varies by item; just $5.99 per item with Amazon Prime)

So this Christmas you can do some last minute shopping from Amazon and yet not find yourself in soup for not finding a gift. Thank you Amazon.

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Apurva Chaudhary

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