Amazon Introduces Same Day Delivery


By Chris Scott Barr

When I’m wanting to purchase something new, I usually have to debate on just where to buy it. The biggest decision is whether I want to save money and buy it online, or spend a little extra to have it today from a brick-and-mortar store. Well if you happen to live in one of seven cities, you’ll be able to have the best of both worlds by having things delivered the same day you order them.

Over the weekend Amazon announced that they will be offering same day delivery in 7 major cities. This is apparently an effort to make brick-and-mortar stores less appealing to those in the delivery area. Hit the jump to see which areas have access to this service, and the cutoff times to have items delivered to you on 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.
  • Vegas – Order as late as 11 a.m.
  • Seattle – Order as late as 1 p.m.

These are the only cities for now, however they have annoucned that Chicago, Indianapolis and Phoenix will be added in the coming months.

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11 thoughts on “Amazon Introduces Same Day Delivery”

  1. I guess it depends on what it is that you are looking to buy. As long as its pre-packaged and you've done your homework, no need to handle the item etc this could be a big draw.

    I have a Kindle and enjoy reading books on it so I get the “same day” offering by default using this tech so the same day idea would only appeal to non-book purchases.

  2. Well, as a bookseller, I suppose I'm glad this isn't coming to my town yet. But as a frugal reader who uses his library for newer books and Stanza on his iPod for free older books, I'm having trouble seeing the point, except for those times when you need a gift “right now.” It seems almost as if amazon's physical brand is competing with its “download anywhere” kindle products.

  3. Considering that next day shipping is actualy 2 day shipping where I go to college, I doubt they will ever offer that here. It would be nice for ordering textbooks that you arnt sure you need till the day your teacher assigns homework though, though I doubt you can buy used items with next day.

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