Amazon to Make One-Day Shipping Standard for Prime

By Anna Breuer on 28 April 2019
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IMG_6252 (1)Amazon said it will soon replace the two-day shipping option standard for most Amazon Prime orders with one-day shipping.

“We’re currently working on evolving our Prime shipping program, which has historically been a two-day program, to a one-day shipping program,” said Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky on a quarterly earnings call Thursday.

“We’ll be building most of this capacity through the year, in 2019,” he added, indicating that the company expects to make “steady progress quickly and through the year.”

The switch to standard one-day shipping comes as Amazon competitors such as Target and Walmart are making strides in competing with the giant.

Amazon already offers one-day shipping on many items in over 500 markets in the United States including Los Angeles and New York City. One-day shipping is the standard in the European Union for the company while same-day delivery is the rule in Japan.

The company also offers two-hour delivery in a limited number of markets through its Prime Now program, which also includes deliveries of groceries from Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon.

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