I have good news if you live in Manchester and are an Amazon Prime customer.
Manchester has just been added to the list of cities that Amazon will now offer the free ‘Evening Delivery’ option to, if you order before midday.
This means that the list of cities which now includes postcodes that can benefit from this free unlimited service is:
- Greater London
- Milton Keynes
Amazon Changing Delivery Expectations Again
Whilst this has been normal for some of the largest cities already around the UK this was still new news to me being in Manchester. For me as an Amazon Prime member for the past 5+ years I am now used to expecting next day delivery as standard.
This is all set to change with the further expansion of Amazon Prime offering evening deliveries. As this option becomes the norm for more people the expectation for same day delivery is only going to increase.
I decided to put Amazon to the test on Sunday when I was on Amazon at around 11:20am and noticed that the ‘Evening Delivery’ slot was indeed a free option.
So as you can see in the above image this was on a Sunday…traditionally the one day you wouldn’t normally expect packages to arrive and certainly not without paying a premium.
The reality was that about 7 and a half hours later my package arrived at just after 7pm from Amazon, and the delivery didn’t cost me anything (Other than my Prime membership)
What are your thoughts on this? Is this going to set even stricter expectations for customers going into 2017 and beyond? Let me know down below
Dave & Matt