June 2, 2015

Like magic: Testing Amazon Prime free same-day delivery — on a Sunday

Author: Judy Wolf

Geekwire co-founder Todd Bishop puts Amazon Prime free same-day delivery to the test... on a Sunday. Amazon launched the new service last Thursday May 28. Over 1 million items are now available for free same day delivery in over 500 cities across the U.S. So we're all wondering does it work? Is it worth it? As it turns out, it works pretty well. At least it did for Todd, but he did learn a few valuable tips along the way. Read his story hear here.

For the consumer, it seems like a win. But how will this all affect the industry, especially small businesses and brick and mortar retail stores who don't have the inrastructure to successfully pull off same day delivery? Forbes notes that Google, eBay and Walmart are all testing same-day delivery, while startups such as Uber, Lyft, Deliv and Postmates pick up products from local stores for cheap delivery. See how Forbes analyzes the situation in their article Will Amazon's Free Same-Day Delivery Disrupt The Industry?

Considering the impact on your business? RetailWire offers an interesting discussion where business leaders weigh in on the topic.

 

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