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Amazon Expands Same-Day Delivery Program

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Amazon has added six more communities to its same-day delivery initiative, which gives buyers in eligible cities access to up to 3 million items in twelve categories, including kids, beauty, health, kitchen and dining, electronics, pet supplies and more.

Major members in Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, and Tampa join members in Dallas, Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Washington, D.C., who have enjoyed same-day delivery for several months now.

Same-day delivery customers can order items for all-day delivery, including midnight for overnight delivery. The service is free for eligible basic members on eligible orders over $35. Most orders are delivered within hours, but the fastest one so far happened at 22 minutes in Dallas.

Amazon has built new fulfillment centers in cities that offer same-day delivery. The new facilities are closer to the communities they serve, which means drivers travel shorter distances, one step in Amazon’s climate pledge to be net carbon by 2040, 10 years before the Paris Agreement.

Related news: Amazon now offers free one-day delivery to Brazil

Amazon recently launched a free one-day delivery service for Brazilian Prime members in 50 cities in that country.

The move gives Amazon a foot in Brazil in the retail customer’s battle with potential competitors including Mercado Libre and Magazine Luiza.

The one-day free shipping for Prime customers in Brazil comes about two years after Amazon Prime was introduced in that country, and joining similar initiatives in the US, Canada and the UK, about 105 million people in Brazil use e-commerce to shop.

See also: Amazon adds delivery fees for Prime customers who order whole foods

Amazon also announced that it’s adding a delivery fee for customers on Prime shopping at Whole Foods.

Amazon Prime shoppers in Boston; Chicago; Manchester, New Hampshire, Portland, Maine; and Providence, RI, were recently notified of a service delivery fee of $9.95 for delivery as of August 30, according to a Bloomberg report.

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