New Expedited Shipping Options Offer Customers Great Convenience in
Time for the Holidays
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2009--
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the launch of “Local
Express Delivery,” a new shipping option giving customers same-day
delivery in seven major cities including New York, Philadelphia, Boston,
Baltimore, Las Vegas, Seattle and Washington D.C. The service will be
extended to Chicago, Indianapolis and Phoenix in the coming months.
Thousands of items are now available for Local Express Delivery. Amazon
Prime* members pay just $5.99 per item for the service. Full details,
including the rate card for all other customers, are available at www.amazon.com/help/shipping.
Items ordered before the following local cut-off times will 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.
Customers will find delivery cut-off times on each product’s detail page.
“We want to make online shopping as convenient as possible,” said Girish
Lakshman, vice president of Transportation at Amazon. “We’re
continuously working to speed up delivery times and customers receiving
items on the same day as ordered is an exciting step. Now, if a customer
needs a last-minute present for a birthday or wants a copy of their book
club book before the weekend starts, they can order from Amazon instead
of the hassle of a last-minute trip to the mall.”
Amazon has also expanded Saturday Delivery options. Now, items ordered
before the cut-off time on Thursday using Two-Day Shipping will be
delivered on Saturday instead of Monday. For Prime members,
Thursday-to-Saturday delivery is free using Two-Day Shipping. For all
other customers, the service is offered at the current Two-Day Shipping
rates. Saturday Delivery is also available for orders placed before the
cut-off on Fridays for $6.99 per item for Prime members and an
additional charge for all other customers. Full details can be found at www.amazon.com/help/shipping.
Amazon has introduced these shipping enhancements just in time for the
holidays. For the 2009 holiday season, the following order deadlines
apply 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)
*Amazon Prime is an annual membership program that gives customers fast
shipping on millions of items for only $79 a year. Members receive FREE
Two-Day Shipping on millions of items sold by Amazon.com and sellers
utilizing Fulfillment by Amazon. Upgrades to One-Day Shipping are only
$3.99 per item ($6.99 for one-day Saturday delivery). To become a member
of Amazon Prime, or to learn more about the membership program,
customers can visit www.amazon.com/prime.
**Some restrictions apply; visit www.amazon.com/help/shipping
for the full details and additional information about Local Express
Delivery, Two-Day Shipping, Saturday Delivery and all other Amazon.com
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