An Amazon delivery worker pulls out a delivery cart full of packages during the annual Prime Day parade in New York City, June 21, 2021.
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To start, Amazon offers same-day delivery from clothing brands PacSun, Diesel, and Superdry, as well as stores selling GNC vitamins, in 10 cities across the United States. The service is free for Prime members when they spend $25 or more, or $2.99 if Amazon says they spend less than $25.
Some participating retailers also give shoppers the option to order items online and pick them up in store.
CNBC previously reported that Amazon was testing Similar model with Flex delivery driversThey fetch packages from retailers in malls and deliver them at customers’ doors.
Amazon continues to invest heavily to offer one-day, and in some regions, same-day virtual delivery to its prime members. The company has expanded the number of eligible products for one day, and it has now done so Thousands of items It can be delivered within a few hours.
Consumers are increasingly demanding faster and faster delivery speeds from online retailers, as evidenced by Super Speed Grocery Pallets Blast in the last year. Retailers have also jumped in the trend by partnering with on-demand delivery providers like DoorDashAnd the UberPostmates, Instacart, UBS‘Roadie, as well targetingShipped. Partnerships mean that consumers can often get a new shirt or dress in a matter of hours.
With the new partnership, retailers will fulfill orders from inventory in their stores, and a flexible delivery driver will pick them up from the retailer. Doing so allows Amazon to get online purchases to shoppers’ doorsteps faster.
Amazon isn’t the only company looking beyond warehouses to fulfill e-commerce orders. Walmart And the targeting be Take advantage of their large brick-and-mortar footprints To speed up delivery Hoping to expand their share in the e-commerce market.