SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) continues to grow its logistics network, which is powered by innovative technology and incredible employees, the company is enabling ultrafast delivery to the most convenient locations. Today, Amazon announced that Prime members in eligible areas can shop a selection of millions of products right up until Christmas Eve and receive them that day with Prime Free Same-Day Delivery and free two-hour delivery with Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market. Members can also enjoy the convenience of Free One-Day Delivery on more than 10 million items — the largest next-day selection in the U.S. — including toys and electronics, home, fashion, and everything needed to wrap up the holidays. For more information on free holiday shipping, visit amazon.com/holidaydelivery.
“We want customers to experience the magic of the holidays with family and friends knowing Amazon has them covered with fast, free, and reliable shipping on millions of items – from best-selling gifts and holiday décor, to the icing for their gingerbread cookies,” said Maria Renz, Vice President, Global Delivery Experience at Amazon. “Whether you’re a planner or a procrastinator, this season Prime members have more delivery options than ever before and we thank our team of customer-obsessed associates and drivers who are delivering smiles throughout the holidays.”
HOLIDAY CHEAT SHEET: For free delivery before Christmas, the following dates apply*
- Dec. 14: Last day to order and get free delivery on orders over $25, free for all customers
- Dec. 18: Last day to order items eligible for Standard Shipping, free for Prime members
- Dec. 22: Last day to order tens of millions of items, free for Prime members
- Dec. 23: Last day to order more than 10 million items eligible for One-Day Delivery (coast to coast, free for Prime members with no minimum purchase)
- Dec. 24: Last day to order millions of items eligible for Same-Day Delivery (free for Prime members in eligible areas on orders over $35, order by 9:30 a.m. local time)
- Dec. 24: Last chance for free two-hour grocery delivery, reserved exclusively for Prime members in select cities. Order by 5 p.m. local time (3 p.m. in select locations) for Whole Foods Market and 8 p.m. local time for Amazon Fresh
- Dec. 24: Whole Foods Market stores, Amazon Books, and Amazon 4-star stores are open Christmas Eve (store hours vary by location)
- Dec. 25: Give the gift that keeps on giving with online purchases of Amazon Gift Cards and Amazon Prime
*Not all delivery speeds are available for all products in all regions, and order minimums and cutoff times may apply. Most items ordered during the holiday season can be returned until Jan. 31, 2020.
Groceries and more delivered on Christmas Eve. Prime members get free and fast delivery on groceries and more from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market. Selection includes a wide range of grocery products including everything members need for their holiday meals, and much more. In addition to a complete selection of groceries, Prime members in select cities can shop Amazon Fresh for tens of thousands of items across dozens of categories, including Amazon devices, toys, gifts, wrapping supplies, and more. Plus, Prime members can find the same deals that are available on Amazon.com and receive free two-hour delivery in select cities.
Don’t Spoil the Surprise. Customers who want to save the surprise from snooping family members and roommates can choose to have their holiday orders securely delivered to a self-service Amazon Locker in 900+ cities and towns across the U.S., including Whole Foods Market locations, at no additional cost. New this holiday season, customers also have the option to pick up their Amazon packages in-store at one of thousands of Amazon Counter partner locations across the U.S., including staffed pickup areas within Rite Aid, GNC, and Stage stores, as well as at Health Mart independent pharmacies. To find an Amazon Hub pickup point in their area, customers can visit amazon.com/hub. Prime members in 50 U.S. cities and surrounding areas can also enjoy secure, convenient package delivery with Key by Amazon (amazon.com/key). Members can choose to have packages delivered inside their home, car, or garage to keep them away from the elements or hidden from snooping family members.
MORE WAYS TO SHOP
Save Santa a Trip. With more than 30 Amazon 4-star and Amazon Books store locations across 12 states in the U.S., customers can shop for highly rated gifts, devices, and smart home accessories in-store this holiday season. Amazon 4-star carries highly rated products from top categories like kitchen, home, toys, books, games, devices, and consumer electronics. Shop in-store deals and features, including “This Season’s Top Toys,” “Most-Wished-For on Amazon.com,” and “Stocking Stuffers” and find selection from Amazon.com’s Holiday Toys List, Amazon Home Holiday Guide and more. At Amazon Books, discover books, test-drive devices, and shop other customer favorites, including “Most-Wished For Books on Amazon.com,” “Gifts for the Book Lover,” and selections from the Holiday Toys List. Visit amazon.com/stores to find a location nearest you.
‘Tis the Season. Give the gift of Prime! The gift of Prime guarantees your loved ones can experience the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon, plus access to fast, free shipping. Visit amazon.com/giftprime to purchase three months ($39) or one year ($119) this holiday. According to Amazon’s recently published Best of Prime 2019 report, delivery got faster with Prime members in the U.S. receiving three times more items from Amazon’s online store in one day or faster compared to the previous year. To view the full report, including what Prime members shopped for, watched, listened to, and read, visit amazon.com/bestofprime.
Amazon Gift Cards. According to a National Retail Federation study, gift cards remain the most popular items on shoppers’ wish lists for the thirteenth consecutive year. Amazon Gift Cards are redeemable for millions of items storewide and never expire. Customers can visit amazon.com/giftcards and audible.com/giftcenter for a wide variety of delightful designs including boxes, tins, and greeting cards with free one-day delivery (where available). Need it right now? Choose from options you can print at home, send by email, or even text. First time gift card customers can earn a one-time $15 Amazon Credit with a purchase of $50 or more in Amazon Gift cards. Customers who reload their Amazon Gift Card balance with $100 or more will enjoy a $10 bonus. Applicable on first reload only.
Reward Yourself. Until December 22, customers who are approved for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card will earn a $100 instant Amazon Gift Card, and customers approved for the Amazon Rewards Visa Signature Card will earn a $60 instant Amazon Gift Card.
Returns Made Easy. Customers can buy gifts with confidence on Amazon, knowing that millions of items are eligible for free returns at over 18,000 locations in the U.S. and the return window has been extended until January 31 for items purchased between November 1 and December 31. In addition, over 5,800 locations – including Amazon Books, Amazon 4-star, and select Whole Foods Market locations – offer Label Free, Box Free returns, making it easier than ever to check returns off your list.
Any customer can try Prime for free to experience the best of shopping and entertainment during the holidays by visiting amazon.com/prime.
Every Day Made Better with Prime
Prime was designed to make your life better every single day. Over 100 million paid members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime, including the best of shopping and entertainment. In the U.S. that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes with Prime Video, ad-free listening of two million songs plus thousands of stations and playlists with Amazon Music, unlimited access to more than 1,000 books and magazines with Prime Reading, free games with Twitch Prime, Prime Day, and more. Prime members can also get deep discounts on select popular products at Whole Foods Market plus an additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping. In addition to more than 10 million items available for free one-day delivery coast to coast, Prime members in thousands of cities and towns across 46 major metropolitan areas have access to millions of items with free same-day delivery. Prime members also have access to free and fast grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market in more than 2,000 cities and towns. Prime is $119 a year or $12.99 a month and customers can start a free trial of Amazon Prime at amazon.com/prime. College students can join Prime Student for 50% off and enjoy the benefits of Prime with a six-month free trial at amazon.com/primestudent. Plus, for an additional $0.99 a month, student members can get Amazon Music Unlimited and stream over 50 million songs ad-free. Customers receiving government assistance through EBT or Medicaid can also qualify for a discounted Prime membership of $5.99 a month at amazon.com/qualify. Amazon Business customers—from small businesses to large enterprises, as well as education, government and non-profit organizations—can also take advantage of Prime’s fast, free shipping and exclusive business-relevant benefits with Business Prime, which starts at $179 per year for up to three users at amazon.com/businessprime.
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