Lucky couch potatoes with an aversion to high streets can now expect Amazon to deliver their items on the same day that they order them.
You have to be around til eight in the evening, but we suspect that the firm isn't really pitching the service at people that get out much, and the firm isn't offering weekend deliveries. Which seems fair.
The same day service is currently only available in the US and even there only in a number of states. For example if you live in New York, the city that never sleeps, you can order goods for same day delivery up to 10am in the morning, meanwhile people in Las Vegas, the city that never goes to bed, can order up til 11am - which depending on whether you are working there or living there, is either early in the morning or very late at night. The other cities covered are Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC and Baltimore
This means that the morbidly obese in San Francisco will still have to hop on a tram to go and buy their books and whatnot. Girish Lakshman, vice president of Transportation at Amazon said, "We're continuously working to speed up delivery times and customers receiving items on the same day as ordered is an exciting step. Now, if a customer needs a last-minute present for a birthday or wants a copy of their book club book before the weekend starts, they can order from Amazon instead of the hassle of a last-minute trip to the mall."
Yeah man. Forget all THAT hassle...
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