Amazon launching same-day U.S. delivery service


SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) –

Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it was launching same-day delivery service in seven cities as the online retailer looks to win sales from last-minute shoppers this upcoming holiday season.

Amazon said “Local Express Delivery” will offer customers same-day delivery in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

The service will be extended to Chicago, Indianapolis and Phoenix in the coming months, Amazon said.

“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,” Girish Lakshman, Amazon’s vice president of transportation, said in a statement.

Amazon is also expanding its Saturday delivery options. Items ordered before the cut-off time on Thursday using two-day shipping will be delivered on Saturday instead of Monday, it said.

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