Amazon extends free shipping until Dec 18, announces Christmas Eve delivery in select markets

TechCrunch | 12/13/2018 | Staff
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Amazon will again enable procrastinators to hold off on completing their Christmas shopping until the last minute. The company today announced it will offer free, two-hour delivery up until midnight on Christmas Eve, powered by Prime Now, in select markets. Prime Now is currently available across 30 U.S. cities, Amazon says. In addition, Prime members in over 10,000 cities and towns now have access to free same-day delivery and free one-day shipping up until the final days before Christmas.

Specifically, December 23 is the last day for one-day shipping, while December 24 is the last day for same-day delivery, if orders are placed by 9:30 AM local time.

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Two-hour delivery through Prime Now, however, is available through December 24, if orders are placed by 9:15 PM local time.

Of course it would be a better world if people didn’t rely on Amazon for their last-minute Christmas Eve needs, so the poor workers could go home and be with their families, too. But that’s no longer the world we live in. We now shop for Black Friday sales starting as soon as our turkey digests on Thanksgiving Day. And even brick-and-mortar retailers are keeping their doors open on holidays like Christmas, because of consumer demand. Stores like Starbucks, Walgreens, CVS,...
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