Because Of The Shorter Shopping Season Amazon Promises Free One-Day Delivery For Prime Members

Holiday shopping season has arrived and Amazon have announced expanded delivery options to make the condensed shopping period more convenient.  Amazon announced Monday that Prime members across the U.S. can choose free one-day delivery on over 10 million items.  With six fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, thanks to a late-November Thanksgiving weekend this year, Amazon has promised new options to get people their packages on time.  “We know the holidays can be a busy time, especially with 2019 being one of the shortest shopping seasons. Our goal is to make the season as easy as possible for customers and deliver smiles at every turn, whether it’s shopping the largest selection available for free shipping, or getting holiday essentials delivered the very same day, and more,” Maria Renz, vice president of global delivery experience, said in a press release.

Prime shoppers can also shop millions of items available for same-day delivery in 46 metropolitan areas.  Amazon will deliver holiday orders to a self-service Hub Locker in over 900 cities and towns, including Whole Foods, for no additional cost. Customers can also choose to pick up packages in-store at a Hub Counter partner location, which includes staffed pickup areas inside Rite Aid, GNC and Stage stores, as well as at Health Mart independent pharmacies.  Another delivery option available to Prime members, in 50 U.S. cities, is Key by Amazon. Customers can choose to have packages delivered inside their house, car, or garage to keep them safe from the elements.

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan