Monday October 21, 2019
Home Lead Story E-commerce Gi...

E-commerce Giant Amazon Starts Rolling out One-day Prime Delivery

Appelbaum, said workers were already struggling to keep pace and handle 200 to 300 orders during a single 12-hour shift

0
//
amazon, one-day delivery
An Amazon Prime Truck is on the Road in Virginia, transporting thousands of items ordered from online giant Amazon. (D Bekheet/VOA)

Despite criticism and work pressure complaints from its warehouse employees, e-commerce giant Amazon has quietly begun rolling out its one-day Prime shipping, cutting down from the traditional two-day delivery window.

“We have been able to confirm the new option showing up on various Prime items with a new ‘Prime Free One-Day’ label replacing the usual two-day promise,” The Verge reported on Thursday.

Details about the exact regions where the functionality has started rolling out remains unclear as of now.

In an earnings call earlier in April, Brian Olsavsky, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Amazon, announced the company’s plan of investing $800 million and building most of this one-day Prime delivery capacity throughout 2019.

Amazon, New york
A delivery person pushes a cart full of Amazon boxes in New York City, U.S., Feb. 14, 2019. VOA

However, Stuart Appelbaum, President of Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at Amazon has expressed his fear that speeding up deliveries could be dangerous for employees at the Amazon fulfilment centres.

Appelbaum, said workers were already struggling to keep pace and handle 200 to 300 orders during a single 12-hour shift, the media had reported.

Also Read- HTC Looking to Exit Chinese Smartphone Market

The multi-billion dollar company already offers a selection of items that are eligible for free one-day shipping and it rolled out two-hour delivery in certain cities with its Prime Now service. (IANS)

Next Story

Amazon India Announces Diwali Special Sale- Great Indian Festival

The special sale will start from midnight on October 21 till 11.59 p.m. on October 25

0
Amazon
Amazon Prime members can grab great deals first with exclusive early access from 12 a.m. on October 20. Pixabay

Amazon India on Saturday announced the Great Indian Festival – Diwali Special sale which will bring deals and offers on a wide range of items, including smartphones, laptops, cameras, large appliances, kitchen products and more.

The special sale will start from midnight on October 21 till 11.59 p.m. on October 25.

Prime members can grab great deals first with exclusive early access from 12 a.m. on October 20.

During the sale, users can enjoy deals on brands like Apple, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung, Vivo, Honor and many more offers on latest Amazon Specials smartphones including OnePlus 7T, Samsung M30s and Vivo U10, the company said in a statement.

There will be up to 60 per cent off on appliances and TV’s with no-cost EMI, exchange offers and installation with free deliveries.

Amazon
During the sale, users can enjoy deals on brands like Apple, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung, Vivo, Honor and many more offers on latest Amazon Specials smartphones. Pixabay

A consumer will also get a range of finance options from no-cost EMI on debit and credit cards, Bajaj Finserv cards and unlimited reward points on Amazon Pay and ICICI credit card.

ALSO READ: Dynamics of Tourism Growth in India

Additionally, there will be offers on top products such as LG (43) 4K Smart TV, Whirlpool Convertible Double Door Refrigerator, Samsung Fully Automatic top load washing machines and the newly launched Sanyo Kaizen Android Smart TV and more. (IANS)