Amazon is expanding their delivery service on Sunday’s in 15 cities in addition to Los Angeles and New York where Sunday delivery was launched in November 2013.
To participate, one must be an Amazon Prime subscriber, which costs $99 per year. Members can place the Sunday order as late as Friday. The packages will be delivered by the United States Postal Service.
Amazon said millions of packages have been delivered to its customers on Sunday since the service launched in New York and Los Angeles
“So far, the most common items delivered on Sunday include baby supplies such as newborn apparel, books and toys–Sunday delivery is clearly crossing errands off the weekend to-do list,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “We know our Amazon customers love the convenience of everyday delivery, and we’re excited to be offering Sunday delivery in more cities across the U.S.”
Amazon customers in the following locations will now receive deliveries on Sunday:
- Austin, Texas
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- College Station, Texas
- Columbus, Ohio
- Dallas, Texas
- Houston, Texas
- Indianapolis, Ind.
- Lexington, Ky.
- Louisville, Ky.
- New Orleans, La.
- Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Philadelphia, Pa.
- San Antonio, Texas
- Shreveport, La.
- Waco, Texas
Earlier this month, Amazon said Los Angeles shoppers have the option of same-day delivery. Subscribers to the company’s Prime program pay a flat rate of $5.99 per order, while non-subscribers shell out $9.98 for the first item and a 99-cent charge for each additional item purchased. Amazon plans to expand the same-day-delivery to Dallas and San Francisco.
Amazon also has been expanding its grocery delivery service, called AmazonFresh. So far, it has been made available in Seattle, San Francisco, and southern California.
Amazon also announced this week that Twitter users can add items to their carts. When you see an Amazon product link in a tweet, reply with the hashtag #AmazonCart, and the item will be added to your Amazon shopping cart.