Amazon makes same-day delivery free

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is now offering free same-day delivery in 14 cities across the country. The service, with more than 1 million available marketplace items, is available to Prime members.

Products offered range from electronics to vacation gear and can be shipped free of charge to major metropolitan areas including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Atlanta, reported the Associated Press.

Orders must total more than $35 and need to be placed by noon to be delivered by 9 p.m. Orders under $35 will incur a fee of $5.99. Before the announcement, same-day delivery was available for $5.99 for Prime members and $9.98 for non-Prime members for the first item, plus 99 cents for each additional item.

The news comes one day after the company announced that it would hire 6,000 full-time workers to work at more than 50 distribution centers across the country.

Just last week Amazon announced it would begin offering one-hour food delivery in Manhattan. The e-commerce giant already offered same-day delivery of grocery items in select cities through Amazon Fresh.

For more:
-See this Associated Press article

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