Amazon speeds up same-day shipping

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Amazon is starting to offer even faster same-day shipping in select cities. The company has built out new warehouses in Dallas, Orlando, Philadelphia, and Phoenix that allow it to deliver orders in a matter of hours, whereas it previously couldn’t guarantee delivery until the end of the day.

Normally, Amazon’s same-day shipping requires customers to place an order by around noon, and the delivery may not arrive until as late as 9PM. In these four cities, customers can now place an order as late as 5PM and still receive their order the same day, and their deliveries are estimated to come sooner. Orders placed overnight should arrive by 1PM; orders placed in the morning will come by 6PM; afternoon orders should come by 10PM; and evening…

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