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Free Amazon Prime Same-Day Delivery Comes to 14 Cities

Fulfilling your fantasies of instant gratification.
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On-demand drone delivery is still a ways off, but starting today Amazon Prime members can console themselves with free same-day delivery on more than 1 million products. The service applies to purchases over $35—below that, you’ll have to pay the usual $5.99 for expedited shipping—and it’s included in your $99/year Prime membership. Just order by 12 p.m. and get your stuff delivered by 9 p.m., any day of the week.

Amazon is rolling out same-day delivery in 14 metropolitan areas in the U.S.: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco Bay, Seattle, Tampa Bay, and Washington, D.C. Expansion, though, is inevitable. With the launch of in-home gadgets Dash and Echo, along with the one-hour Prime Now delivery service, Amazon is angling to become the 24/7 answer to your every whim. (Such as a fiendish desire for a jar of peanut butter right this minute.)