Amazon brings same-day to NYC, five other markets

Amazon (AMZN +0.6%) has added NYC, Philly, Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, and Washington D.C. to the metro areas where it supports same-day delivery. The service is already available in L.A., Phoenix, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, and Chicago.

1M+ items are available for same-day delivery, and customers can filter for them by clicking on a "Get It Today" option on Amazon's site. Most markets have an order cutoff point in the 12PM-1PM timeframe, but Chicago is at 7:45AM.

Amazon charges Prime subs a $5.99 flat fee per same-day order. Everyone else is charged $9.98 for the first item + $0.99 for each additional item.

For now, the e-commerce giant has a healthy same-day coverage lead over rivals. Google, which (unlike Amazon) is relying on retail partners to handle inventory/warehousing for orders, has reportedly committed $500M to bring its Shopping Express local/same-day service nationwide. eBay, meanwhile, has backtracked on plans to aggressively expand its Now same-day service.

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  • Harry Callahan
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    Callahan: I know what you're thinking: "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I've kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?
    6 Aug 2014, 02:39 PM Reply Like
  • SoCalNative+(RIP)
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    I gots ta know....
    6 Aug 2014, 04:21 PM Reply Like
  • NYer1
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    yet another way for AMZn to create some short term buzz that won't generate any meaningful profits (but will probably generate additional losses)
    6 Aug 2014, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • Ed Porter
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    Wow - a press release! I guess I have to take good notice of this! Perhaps they will release another one saying they now have socks available via their website in Luxembourg?


    King of spin that company - "If we have atrocious financial results on an on-going basis, we'll ignore those and tell you lots of woefully irrelevant things instead".


    After all, our 'investors' clearly don't find it irrelevant!
    6 Aug 2014, 07:15 PM Reply Like
  • ReligiousWacko
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    There are suckers born every minute .. and these sort of stunts do help for a while. One delusional AMZN long actually commented that AMZN drones will deliver fresh food like steaks via drones. So hilarious ..
    7 Aug 2014, 11:53 AM Reply Like
  • Shaduc
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    " AMZN drones will deliver fresh food like steaks via drones. So hilarious .."


    That is a function of the high speed rail in China to deliver from the farm to the home in a day or two.


    Most people in California are myopic!
    7 Aug 2014, 10:32 PM Reply Like
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