Amazon is offering free same-day delivery for Prime members, dropping the $5.99 fee it usually charges for the service. Although the announcement is definitely another string to Prime’s bow, it does come with a few limitations. Free same-day delivery will only be available for around one million items (compared to the 20 million covered by free two-day delivery), and is limited to 14 metropolitan areas, together covering a sixth of the US population. Orders also need to be over $35 and placed before noon to be eligible.
Amazon says the ability to offer free, same-day shipments is thanks to investment in its fulfillment centers — facilities that combine the functionality of warehouses and delivery hubs. “We can get items closer to…
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Author: James Vincent
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