Amazon To Provide Same Day Delivery In Seven Cities, Expanded Saturday Delivery Options
There are thousands of items that are available for Local Express Delivery. The service costs just $5.99 per item for Amazon Prime members. Rates for other customers are available at www.amazon.com/help/shipping.
Orders must be placed before a local cut-off time in order 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.
- Las Vegas – Order as late as 11 a.m.
- Seattle – Order as late as 1 p.m.
In addition to same day delivery, Amazon is expanding its Saturday Delivery options. Under the new policy, items ordered before the cut-off time on Thursday using Two-Day Shipping will be delivered on Saturday instead of Monday. Amazon Prime members will get Thursday-to-Saturday delivery for free using Two-Day Shipping, while other customers must pay the current Two-Day Shipping rates. You can also receive your items on Saturday if you place an order before the cut-off time on Friday for $6.99 per item for Prime members and an additional charge for all other customers.
Amazon has also published the following order deadlines for delivery by Dec. 24:
- 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)