Amazon announced the rollout of even faster same-day delivery options than ever before. Amazon Prime members in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando, and Dallas now have the option of “need-it-today” on roughly 3 million items and could receive packages in as little as 4 hours from the time of order. This capability is made possible by Amazon’s new mini-fulfillment centers located closer to major cities in an effort to minimize air travel and shorten delivery drive times. The company hopes to become completely carbon-neutral by 2040.
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Target-owned same-day delivery service Shipt has announced a partnership with Petco. On April 18th, Shipt launched in 1,300 Petco stores nationwide, making same-day delivery an option for more than 70 million pet owners. Major retailers across the country are also utilizing same-day delivery options, with Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Best Buy, and Staples all announcing delivery expansions.
Target has announced a partnership with meal prep application Cooklist to provide same-day shipping of shoppable recipes to its customers.