Amazon speeds up same-day delivery for US customers

In the US, Amazon is speeding up its Same-Day delivery programme. Prime members in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Dallas will now have their goods delivered within hours.

Three million items are available for same day delivery at the online giant. Prima members can have their goods delivered by 08:00, if they order as late as midnight the night before and select ‘Overnight by 8am’.

In order to manage this Amazon stores the SKUs that are most likely to be required the same day at facilities near the target customers. These depots act as mini-fulfilment centres.

The Same-Day offering is for Prime Members for free on orders of over US $35 or can be delivered for $2.99 for orders below that cost.