In this June 30, 2011 file photo, a UPS driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. Paul Sakuma AP
In this June 30, 2011 file photo, a UPS driver delivers packages from Amazon.com in Palo Alto, Calif. Paul Sakuma AP

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What's In Store

Amazon expands same-day delivery for Prime users in Charlotte

By Katherine Peralta

kperalta@charlotteobserver.com

April 06, 2016 7:18 AM

Amazon has expanded its free same-day delivery service to Prime account holders in 11 new metro areas including Charlotte.

Customers can place orders in the morning and receive free delivery of orders over $35 by 9 p.m. that day, seven days a week, Amazon said in a statement Wednesday. Orders placed in the afternoon or evening will arrive the next day.

Amazon has a distribution center in Concord, where it employs about 360 people. Such facilities help Amazon speed up delivery on orders across the U.S.

“We keep making Prime better, and as our operational capabilities grow, we will continue to invent and expand delivery options that customers love,” said Greg Greeley, vice president of Prime.

Prime, Amazon’s annual membership program, offers customers unlimited free shipping for $99 a year.

In addition to Charlotte, Amazon’s latest expansion includes Cincinnati, Fresno, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, Stockton and Tucson, as well as new parts of central New Jersey, Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles and San Diego, Amazon said. Same-day delivery is now available in 27 metro areas.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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