Amazon Customers in Telangana can now access Same-Day Delivery, within hours, ahead of the festive season
Amazon India today announced that it is expanding its Same-day Delivery, within hours offering for Prime members, with delivery within 4 hours in more than 50 major cities and towns in India. Amazon will deliver items across categories such as Wireless, Consumer Electronics, Books, Toys, Baby, Media, Kitchen, Luxury, Sports, Video Games, Personal Care Equipment, among others. Same-Day Delivery within hours is now available in 2.5X more pin codes compared to last year, growing from 14 cities to 50 cities and towns this year, including Secunderabad, Warangal and Karim Nagar among others in Telangana.
Amazon first introduced Same-Day Delivery in India in 2017. With the growth of its One-Day and Same-Day networks, Amazon has continued to invest in speed to enable fast, reliable and convenient delivery options for customers. To ensure swift delivery, specialized buildings that fulfill these orders are strategically located to cover different parts of the city. These specialized buildings are optimized for faster click-to-delivery speeds and are located closer to customers. These new facilities are located at the heart of the cities they serve, which decreases the overall distance the package has to travel to reach the customer’s location.
“We’re always innovating to bring our customers new levels of convenience and delivery options that work best for them; making Same-Day Delivery, within hours the latest example of delivery innovations that give customers more choice, speed and convenience. We are especially excited to introduce this in cities and towns beyond metros, which are under served in terms of speed of delivery. We’re able to do so by storing the needed items in specialized buildings closer to customer location and enabling our delivery network to be in close proximity to customers and Prime members. Same-Day Delivery also provides great job opportunities for associates, especially since the site locations are within the city” said Abhinav Singh, Director, Customer Fulfilment, Supply Chain & Amazon Transportation Services, Amazon India.
Amazon India delivers to all 100% serviceable pin codes, with more than 97% pin codes now being able to receive their deliveries within 2 days of placing an order. The company has continued to invest in speed for Prime members with expansion of its Free One-day and Same-Day Delivery network. The company has also further strengthened its ability to deliver with speed, with a 2X year on year increase in its Same-Day delivery service scale up from last year for all customers. In 2021, the company also announced the launch of Amazon Day, giving Prime members the option of choosing a day to have their items delivered each week. Customers simply make purchases throughout the week which are then grouped and delivered together. For easy accessibility and better convenience customers also have the option to pick up their packages from designated ‘pick up points’. Customers can select these points as a pick-up location on the checkout page of their order while shopping on Amazon.in.