Amazon Adds Sunday Delivery For 15 More Cities

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been delivering packages on Sundays in New York and Los Angeles for over a year along with London but the company is looking to expand that dramatically. In order to accomplish this, the company has looked to a familiar if not unlikely partner, the United States Postal Service. “USPS deliveries when you’d least expect” has become the mantra of the Seattle-based online retailer. At least for those that live in the right part of the woods.

Who are the fifteen?

For those living in Texas, the chance of receiving baby supplies on a Sunday just went up dramatically. I use baby supplies simply because presently they are the items arriving on Sundays most oftenin markets that offer that service. For those living in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Waco, and College Station feel free to request Sunday deliveries in the coming months be it for baby supplies or books. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) still sells books don’t they?

The cities that are being chosen are clumped together regionally due to the presence of Amazon Fulfillment Centers. In addition to the reasonably close proximity of the Texas cities being added four cities in Ohio and Kentucky will be able to expect Sunday delivery. In Ohio, Cincinnati and Columbus have been added along with the Kentucky cities of Louisville and Lexington. Shifting to the west, New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana will be joined by Oklahoma City to complete the list of 15 and will constitute the third region.

Amazon: One hour drone delivery?

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a massive online retailer but the company knows that in order to hold that position in the future, it’s all about delivery options. This includes the “holy grail” that is same-day delivery. Amazon Fresh has already boasted this option and Amazon has looked to expand that in recent months in San Francisco and elsewhere. Ultimately, the retailer hopes in addition to securing its own trucking fleet to be allowed to use drones as an additional delivery means. While this is a ways away, don’t be surprised if Amazon becomes one of the first private firms to gain access to this potentially game changing “air mail” system.

Other companies are beginning to offer one-hour delivery in major cities of commonly ordered items. While they will never offer the variety of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), it’s clear that there are those that understand there are consumers that “want it now” without leaving their homes.

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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. To contact Brendan or give him an exclusive, please contact him at theflask@gmail.com

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