According to a recent announcement from Amazon India, more than 50 major Indian cities and villages will be eligible for same-day delivery (Prime Members only), with deliveries made within four hours. In accordance with the change, Amazon will ship products to customers in these cities that fall under the following categories: wireless, consumer electronics, books, toys, kitchen, luxury, sports, video games, and personal care equipment, among others within the same day.
From 14 cities and towns last year to 50 cities and towns this year, Same-Day Delivery within hours is now offered in 2.5 times as many pin codes, including Surat, Mysuru, Mangalore, Bhopal, Nashik, Nellore, Anantapur, Warangal, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and Patna, among others joining the list this year. More than 97 percent of pin codes now receive delivery from Amazon India within two days of making an order With the development of its Free One-Day and Same-Day Delivery network, the company is making additional investments in this area.
Announcing this milestone, Abhinav Singh, Director, Customer Fulfilment, Supply Chain & Amazon Transportation Services, Amazon India, said, “We are 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.”