Amazon Same Day Delivery Service: What You Need To Know
Amazon Prime Members receive yet another perk
As of Thursday, May 28th, Amazon.com announced it will put into operation its new same-day delivery program. The global online retailer will focus the pilot of this new venture on dense population centers, based on the proximity to its distribution centers. Prime members have to pay $99 each year, which includes cloud storage, access to a video library (Prime Video - like Netflix), free two-day delivery on eligible purchase, free same-day delivery to customers in eligible zip codes and more.
This comes as one more perk of Prime membership, as the new delivery service is free. First requirement, Prime members must complete an order totaling at least $35. The second requirement is the order must be placed prior to noon of that day to receive delivery by 9pm. Orders placed post noon will be delivered the next day. The free delivery service is available for Amazon Prime members seven days a week.
At the time of writing this article, the same-day delivery for Amazon Prime customers was offered in 12 metro areas and now Amazon is widening the service to the Tampa bay and San Diego areas as well.
Chris Rupp, who's the Vice President for Prime, and understands that things come up and people suddenly need certain items, stated, "These things just pop up in life, and this is meant to simplify our customers' lives,"during an interview she had on the new move. "Some of the feedback we've gotten from customers is it already feels like we're living in the future."An example of the merchandise that will be included in the same-day delivery is cables and chargers, electronics, books, cooking tools, and games, totaling out to over a million items.
The other metropolitan areas than San Diego and Los Angeles include: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle-Tacoma, Tampa Bay and Washington, D.C. This means that the initial roll-out will service more than 500 cities and towns.
To support the fast delivery of products, Amazon also recently announced that it was hiring 6,000 full-time workers for its over 50 distribution centers across the U.S.