Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Into More Cities

Chris CrumeCommerce

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Amazon announced the expansion of its same-day delivery offering into two more cities: Toronto and Vancouver. Customers shopping on Amazon.ca in those places will be able to receive the service on eligible items.

Amazon's same-day delivery option allows users to place orders as late as noon to receive packages ahead of 9:00 p.m.

“We're constantly working to speed up delivery times and introduce new services that make our customers' lives easier,” said Alexandre Gagnon, country manager for Amazon.ca. “With Same-Day Delivery, customers in Toronto and Vancouver can conveniently take care of errands or complete holiday shopping in a day with just a few clicks, receive orders seven days a week and have what they need delivered to their home in a matter of hours.”

Amazon Prime members will be able to get same-day delivery for a flat fee of $6.99 per order. Non-Prime members have to pay $11.99 per shipment in addition to $1.99.

The better same-day delivery price is one of the many perks of using Amazon Prime - something Amazon seems to be adding by the week. This week, the company announced unlimited photo storage for members. News also came out that the company is working with other retailers to give Prime members free next-day shipping on items purchased on other sites.

In August, Amazon expanded same-day delivery to six new cities in the U.S. including: Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

There are over a million items available in Toronto, which are eligible for same-day delivery. There are hundreds of thousands in Vancouver.

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Chris Crum
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