Amazon offers same-day delivery for some retailers

Amazon (AMZN) is now offering Prime members same-day delivery from a number of brick-and-mortar retailers in select areas as it seeks to compete with other retail rivals like Walmart and Target.

Prime members who order from stores like PacSun, GNC, SuperDry, and Diesel through or the Amazon app receive their orders same-day when spending $25 or more on qualifying items. Orders under $25 will be charged $2.99 ​​for same-day Amazon delivery service.

Some stores also offer the option to buy online and pick up in store.

New same-day delivery service is rolling out for Prime members in 10 cities including in and around Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas; Las Vegas; Miami; Phoenix, Scottsdale, Arizona; Seattle; and Washington DC Amazon plans to expand to more cities in the coming months.

The e-commerce retail giant said same-day delivery will also be offered to retailers Sur La Table and 100% Pure in the coming months, with more stores rolling out in the coming months.

Amazon Prime members in eligible zip codes must select same-day delivery at checkout to have their order delivered to their door on the same day. Amazon’s website states that orders must be placed by noon for same-day arrival by 9pm.

“Amazon’s expansion of same-day delivery to popular brands delivered directly from nearby retail stores is just another way to offer our customers even more choice at faster speeds,” said Sarah Mathew, director of Amazon Delivery Experience, in a statement. “We are excited to see this new model come to life and look forward to adding more brands, stores and locations to the program.”

Amazon already offers same-day delivery on thousands of products, including everyday essentials, beauty items, pets, toys, electronics and apparel.

As of 1:26 p.m. ET Monday, shares of Amazon were trading at $135.48, up 53 cents, up 0.39%.

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Fry Electronics Team

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