October 23, 2018

Amazon unveils same-day delivery in Hartford

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed
Amazon's distribution center in Windsor.

Amazon shoppers in Hartford rushing to buy gifts are in luck.

Amazon on Tuesday said it launched a same-day delivery service for Prime members in Hartford on orders over $35. More than 1 million items are eligible for members seven days a week, the e-commerce giant said.

Under the membership-based service, shoppers placing orders in the morning hours will receive items the same day, and others placed in the afternoon or evening hours will arrive the next day, Amazon said.

Amazon's one-day shipping service is available in 8,000-plus cities nationwide including Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and others.

Amazon has distribution facilities in Wallingford, Windsor and will open a $250 million warehouse and fulfillment center in North Haven in spring 2019. The company recently announced it will increase its minimum wage to $15 an hour on Nov. 1.

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