The online retail giant has expanded Sunday deliveries to 15 more cities beyond New York and Los Angeles.
Normally, if you order something from Amazon on a Friday, the earliest you’re going to get it is Monday, even if you’re a Prime member. That’s not so long to wait, but Amazon is now looking to do even better for some customers in cities across the U.S.
The online retail giant on Thursday announced it has expanded Sunday deliveries to 15 more cities after first launching the service with the help of the U.S. Postal Service in Los Angeles and New York last November. Now, those in areas of Texas, Ohio, Kentucky, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania will be able to receive their deliveries on Sunday as well.
That includes those in: Austin, College Station, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Waco, Texas; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Lexington and Louisville, Ky.; New Orleans and Shreveport, La.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Philadelphia, Pa.
Amazon said millions of packages have been delivered to its customers on Sunday since the service launched in New York and Los Angeles last year.
“So far, the most common items delivered on Sunday include baby supplies such as newborn apparel, books and toys — Sunday delivery is clearly crossing errands off the weekend to-do list,” Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations, said in a statement. “We know our Amazon customers love the convenience of everyday delivery, and we’re excited to be offering Sunday delivery in more cities across the U.S.”
Going forward, folks in other cities will be able to get their packages a day sooner as well. Amazon said it plans to work with the U.S. Postal Service to roll out Sunday deliver to “a large portion of the U.S. population this year.”
Meanwhile, Amazon also this week made it a little easier for Twitter users to add items to their carts. The next time you see an Amazon product link in a tweet, reply with the hashtag #AmazonCart, and voila — the item will be added to own Amazon shopping cart.