Amazon Prime and Prime Now same-day and free delivery is now available in more than 8000 cities and towns in the United States.
Greg Greeley, Vice President of Amazon Prime says: ”We are continually investing in Prime, adding more selection and making delivery faster and more convenient. In fact, in 2016, the last Prime Free Same-Day order from Amazon.com delivered in time for Christmas was ordered at 10:23 a.m. on Christmas Eve. The order included Venum Contender Boxing Gloves, and was delivered to a Prime member in Richmond, Virginia at 2:42 p.m. – the very same day, for free. Even if you are not currently a member, holiday shoppers can try Prime for free for 30-days and get two-day, one-day and same-day shipping for free. We offer a variety of options for customers to receive their products when they want and need them, delivered right to their door.”
So if you’re looking for free delivery from Amazon in the USA, or just keen to know, here are the various key Amazon despatch dates:
– Dec. 15: Free shipping on millions of items fulfilled and shipped by Amazon, free for all customers
– Dec. 18: Last day for standard shipping, free for Prime members
– Dec. 22: Last day for two-day shipping, free for Prime members
– Dec. 23: Last day for one-day shipping, free for Prime members
– Dec. 24: Last day for same-day delivery, free for Prime members (order by 9:30 a.m. local time or earlier)
– Dec. 24: Prime Now offers Prime members free two-hour delivery windows (order by 9:00 p.m. local time or earlier)
– Dec. 24: Whole Foods Market stores and Amazon Books open Christmas Eve (store hours vary by location)
You can check out all the various dates on this page here.
Amazon continues to lead the way with its formidable fulfilment services and these timings and dates for last delivery, particularly on the Saturday and Sunday before Christmas day, are impressive and flexible. And put Amazon miles ahead of eBay.