Amazon brings same-day delivery to 3,000 additional cities

Greg S

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Amazon is now offering greatly expanded Prime free same-day delivery and Prime free one-day shipping which will be accessible for residents in over 8,000 localities. Eligible items can arrive within hours at no extra cost for Prime members up until Christmas.

For an order to qualify for free Prime same-day or one-day shipping, the total must be at least $35. Orders placed in the morning and eligible for same-day shipping will arrive by 9 PM. If an order does not meet the $35 minimum, same-day shipping can be purchased for $8.99 plus $0.99 per item included in the shipment. While not exactly a bargain, the convenience is now available to a large audience.

Customers that do not yet have Prime may be eligible for a 30-day trial that provides free same-day shipping all the way up to December 24.

Deadlines for Amazon orders to arrive by Christmas

  • December 15: Standard free shipping on orders over $25
  • December 18: Last day for standard shipping
  • December 22: Deadline for two-day shipping
  • December 23: Deadline for one-day shipping
  • December 24: Same-day delivery only, orders must be placed before 9:30 AM local time

Consumers that have access to Amazon pick-up locations must order by noon on December 23 to be able to get their order on December 24 before they close at 5 PM.

To see if your place of residence is eligible for same-day shipping, you can enter your ZIP code on Amazon's site.

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Slappy McPhee

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All kinds of crap comes up all the time as same day shipping here yet once the order is placed it is a next day or two day. This is one thing that I do not like about Amazon
 

gobbybobby

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Found it to be Pretty good in the UK they don't charge any extra so long as you have prime anything I've ordered as same day has come by 10pm.
 

Uncle Al

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Unfortunately it appears that Amazon is willing to sacrifice their reputation in order to add another feather in their cap. I have dropped them because I have had three deliveries they claim to have given to USPS and were lost. They refuse to take any responsibility despite USPS having requested evidence of the mailing. Sooner or later it will all catch up with them but I've filed an official complaint with the Inspector General and requested a formal investigation and suspension of mailing rights. I know it won't happen, but it will be one more letter in their file when it comes time for their judgement day!
 

Kenrick

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Unfortunately it appears that Amazon is willing to sacrifice their reputation in order to add another feather in their cap. I have dropped them because I have had three deliveries they claim to have given to USPS and were lost. They refuse to take any responsibility despite USPS having requested evidence of the mailing. Sooner or later it will all catch up with them but I've filed an official complaint with the Inspector General and requested a formal investigation and suspension of mailing rights. I know it won't happen, but it will be one more letter in their file when it comes time for their judgement day!

Was your items sold/fulfilled by amazon or from a third party seller? The former will give you an automated tracking while the latter is where some scammers will send you notice that they shipped it and give you bogus tracking in some cases. Thats the reason why USPS is asking you for an evidence of mailing.

Well at the end of the day, only deal with sold by amazon or fulfilled by amazon. Use the filter menu in the left side to show prime items only.
 
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Joe Blow

Amazon abuses its employees, typical of a Leftist fascistic corporation, which is awarded government ties and favorable regulations. Leftists and Democrats (and GOP Republicans) won't be able to stop themselves of giving Amazon their money. They all love slavery and human abuse.