6 hours and 7 minutes.
I’ve relied on Amazon Prime for a number of years for both business and personal needs. They offer great pricing and speedy delivery on so many items. I had read an announcement recently that Amazon was going to start offering free same-day delivery to Amazon Prime account holders in a handful of major metropolitan markets. I thought it was interesting, but since it’s a 40 mile drive from DC proper (one of the major markets) to my house, I figured the same-day service wouldn’t stretch out into the boonies.
This past Sunday, though, it occurred to me that Amazon had opened a warehouse near Dulles Airport, so as I was surfing Amazon for an item I needed I began to wonder, especially given this note on some of the items I was researching:
When I had enough eligible items in my cart to exceed the $35 minimum, these are the shipping options I was presented with:
I placed the order and went about my day. 6 hours and 7 minutes later, the box showed up on my doorstep. On a Sunday. For free.
Here are the metro markets they are rolling out free same-day shipping in:
- Washington DC
- Dallas Ft-Worth
- Los Angeles
- New York
- San Francisco (and Oakland)
- San Diego
A few of these are puzzling to me (Tampa, not Miami? and, no Chicago?). But, it represents a big chunk of the country.
Amazon Prime gets you lots of other free goodies I don’t use much, like thousands of free TV shows and movies that you can stream (my kids use this). But, for me, knowing I don’t have to run to the store means I can sit at my desk and get more work done. Or, jump in the pool with my kids.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you really should think about it. And, if you click on this link you can get a free 30-day trial. Signing up for an Amazon Prime trial through that link earns me a small referral credit, and I appreciate your support if you take the time to give it a try.
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