Amazon’s Express Goes From Overnight to Same Day
When most consumers
think about getting an express delivery from a website, it’s overnight.
Amazon.com is in the process of changing that, at least in seven major
cities, with the launch of its same-day “Local Express Delivery” service.
Consumers in Baltimore, Boston, Las
York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington
D.C. can now get same-day service with Chicago, Indianapolis
and Phoenix to be added in future months. Amazon Prime members
can receive orders the same day for a fee of $5.99 per item.
want to make online shopping as convenient as possible," said Girish
vice president of transportation at Amazon, in a press release.
"We’re continuously working to speed up delivery times and customers
receiving items on the same day as ordered is an exciting step.
Now, if a customer needs a last-minute present for a birthday or
wants a copy of their book club book before the weekend starts,
they can order from Amazon instead of the hassle of a last-minute
trip to the mall."
has also upgraded other delivery options. Shoppers who order items
on Thursday and request two-day delivery will now receive items on
Saturday instead of Monday.
Questions: What will same-day delivery do for the consumer perception
of Amazon.com? What will it mean for actual sales in the markets where
it is offered?
Launches Same Day Delivery in Seven Major Cities and Expands Saturday
Delivery Options – Amazon.com,
- Local Express Delivery – Amazon.com