Amazon revealed today that it is working to offer free one-day shipping as the default for Amazon Prime customers, instead of the free two-day Prime shipping that is mainly offered today. "We are currently working on the evolution of Prime from two days to Prime in a single day," says Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky during the company's earnings call for the first quarter of 2019.
The new method of free shipping in one day should be different from free shipping on the same day and free shipping in a single day, which generally requires you to order at least $ 35 in items. Free one-day shipping will also have no additional cost to consumers, in addition to the required Prime membership subscription.
"We are already starting on this path," explains Olsavsky. "We have expanded the number of zip codes eligible for shipment in one day." However, he says, "it will take us a long time to achieve it." He says that Amazon was working to improve its shipping logistics in the last quarter, and will use the US Postal Service. UU and all of your other transportation partners to help make the free shipping in one day the standard for Prime customers.
Amazon says it will give us more information about the expansion of free shipping in one day. The second quarter of the year. Development is beginning in North America for now, but eventually it will expand globally.