Amazon.com has significantly expanded its super-quick delivery service in the Sacramento area on Wednesday by offering same day delivery on over 1 million of its most popular products.
Prime Free, one of the company's delivery services is available to all Amazon Prime members when they place orders of more than $35.
Overall, the online marketing company has expanded its Prime Free service to Stockton, Fresno, Sacramento and eight other U.S. cities. Currently, this program can now be availed of in 27 cities, including San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
This delivery service is a major upgrade on Prime Now, which was launched last October in Sacramento. Prime Now offers its members same-day delivery on thousands of products, but limited to orders that are placed through dedicated Apple or Android smartphone apps.
For two-hour deliveries, the service is free, but for one-hour deliveries, customers have to pay $7.99.
"We keep making Prime better, and as our operational capabilities grow, we will continue to invent and expand delivery options that customers love," said Greg Greeley, vice president of Prime, in a statement.
According to the terms and conditions, Amazon Prime guarantees the delivery of any order to members at 9 p.m. local time if the order is placed before the cutoff time, which is usually at noon. Orders placed in the afternoon will be delivered the next day.
Membership in Amazon Prime is $99. Members are also given access to streamed Amazon original productions, TV shows and movies.
This new service also expanded the variety of items eligible for same day delivery. Scot Wingo, an e-commerce consultant posted in North Carolina said Amazon is concentrating on grocery items and other products that are easily shipped.
That means small items like ground coffee and tea bags. But bigger objects such as oversized TVs and refrigerators are out of the list.