Amazon expands same-day delivery to new cities

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) is expanding same-day delivery service options by adding more cities and lengthening the daily cut-off times in others.

Amazon shoppers in Dallas, Los Angeles and San Francisco can now get same day delivery on select items. Those three new additions will have until 12:15 p.m. local time to order same-day products and receive them by 9 p.m.

The company has already tested same-day delivery capabilities in two of the three new cities, having offered the service to shoppers in the San Bernardino area east of L.A., and launched its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in San Francisco.

The online giant also announced changes to the ordering and delivery windows in current cities where the service is already in place. Shoppers in Indianapolis, for example, will now be able to order Amazon items as late as 11:30 a.m. and expect them to arrive on the same day, where previously they had to place their order by 7 a.m. to receive the service. Amazon has changed Manhattan's cut-off time from 8:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and removed the service from Las Vegas altogether. The company declined to discuss why Las Vegas is losing its same-day delivery.

Amazon is also adding new search filters to help shoppers find same-day items. In addition, there will be a new section on the site called Local Express Delivery, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Amazon unveiled their same-day service in 2009. The new cities join nine other markets with same-day delivery, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle and Washington D.C. Amazon's same-day delivery costs $8.99 per order. Purchases also include a 99-cent charge per item.

The additional services follow behind yesterday's announcement that Amazon has launched a tech store dedicated to all things wearable. Shoppers can now get products such as smart watches, fitness and wellness trackers, wearable cameras and more at the new online store devoted to the category.

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