Amazon added six more communities to its Same-Day Delivery initiative, which gives buyers in eligible cities access to as many as 3 million items in a dozen categories, including baby, beauty and health, kitchen and dining, electronics, pet supplies and more.
Prime members in Baltimore, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Houston and Tampa join those in Dallas, Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Washington, D.C. who’ve been enjoying same-day delivery for several months now.
Same-Day Delivery customers can order items for delivery throughout the day, including at midnight for overnight delivery. The service is free to eligible Prime members on qualifying orders of more than $35. Most orders are delivered within hours, but the fastest one so far happened in 22 minutes in Dallas.
Amazon has built new fulfillment centers in the cities where it offers Same-Day Delivery. The new facilities are close to the communities they serve, which means drivers travel shorter distances, one step in Amazon’s Climate Pledge to be net-zero carbon by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
Related news: Amazon Now Offers Free One-Day Brazil Delivery
Amazon recently debuted free one-day delivery for Brazilian Prime members in 50 cities in that country.
The move gives Amazon a leg up in Brazil in the battle for retail customers with would-be rivals including Mercado Libre and Magazine Luiza.
Free one-day shipping for Prime customers in Brazil comes about two years after Amazon rolled out Prime in that country, joining similar initiatives in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. About 105 million people in Brazil use eCommerce to shop.
Amazon also announced it’s adding a delivery fee for customers on Prime shopping at Whole Foods.
Amazon Prime shoppers in Boston; Chicago; Manchester, N.H., Portland, Maine; and Providence, R.I., were recently informed of a $9.95 service delivery fee for deliveries starting Aug. 30, according to a Bloomberg report.