Amazon expands same-day delivery

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has expanded its "Get It Today" same-day delivery capabilities to reach more metro areas and include as many as 1 million items.

Customers who order by noon, any day of the week, can get same-day delivery in Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, metro areas.

Amazon Prime members pay $5.99 for all items they order for same-day delivery.

"Imagine how much time you will save now that you can get sunscreen, memory cards, toothpaste, hit movies, text books and HDMI cables all delivered to your home in hours, seven days a week, in one order from Amazon," said Greg Greeley, VP, Amazon Prime. "New convenient pricing also allows Prime members to fill up their same-day shopping cart with everything they may need for one low price. With more than a million eligible items, we aim to offer the largest same-day selection at the lowest price."

The "Get It Today" filter will be on the left-hand navigation panel as shoppers search for products. For more items, there is also a "Get It by Tomorrow" filter.

"Get it Today" is already available in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle metro areas.

Amazon expanded Sunday delivery service to 15 additional cities in spring, a program that originally rolled out in November of 2013.

The announcement comes just days after Amazon Prime started offering $1 credits for Amazon Instant Video services available to Prime members willing to wait five to seven days for shipments—a move to slow down some Prime deliveries.

For more:
-See this Amazon press release

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