Amazon Now Offers Free Limited One-Day Shipping To Prime Members In Select Cities

Sometimes waiting two days is just too long. Or at least that seems to be what Amazon is saying by offering Prime members limited free same-day delivery for some orders of $35 or more. 

Reuters reports that in an attempt to up the ante with competitors, Amazon is now offering free same-day delivery for members of its $99/year Prime service in 14 cities.

“We know same-day delivery volumes will grow dramatically now that we are making it free,” Greg Greeley, head of Amazon Prime, tells Reuters.

The e-tailer has previously offered some same-day delivery options in select locations around the country. Under the current system Prime members can get the “I-need-it-now” shipping for $5.99 and non-members can get it for $8.99, plus 99 cents per item.

The company also offers a very limited same-day delivery with Prime Now for household-type products in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Dallas, Manhattan, Miami, Austin and Atlanta. That service offers free two-hour shipping or one hour shipping for $7.99.

Amazon’s latest free same-day shipping product comes a day after details about Walmart’s forthcoming Amazon Prime rival leaked.

Walmart’s upcoming service, Shipping Pass, is expected to come with an annual cost of $50 and launch later this year.

Amazon offers limited free shipping on same-day delivery orders [Reuters]

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