In a huge move to curtail Friday and weekend consumer purchases from brick-and-mortar retail stores, Amazon will begin to deliver packages on Sundays starting November 17th in the metropolitan New York and Los Angeles areas with the help of the United States Postal Service. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the additional delivery service will be expanded to other metropolises starting in 2014, including Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Phoenix and more.
It will reportedly come at no extra cost than what you would normally incur when ordering a delivered package.
This is a monster announcement out of Amazon, especially when it comes to the video gaming industry. Most online shopping interest in next-gen consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One have originated out of Amazon, according to digital marketing website Compete. It makes sense, as they usually go toe-for-toe and match competitors’ major savings deals and are reputable with their delivery regularity up until today’s announcement.
It also means a lot for upcoming major retail holiday savings events, like Black Friday and importing from Canada’s Boxing Day. Instead of having to wait in line for hours on end only to have items ripped from your hands, getting shoved or even trampled to enjoy these saved items that same day, you can sit back from the comfort of your home internet, order your products and have your wait time reduced by at least a full 24 hours.
Amazon’s Sunday delivery program starts the Sunday after the PlayStation 4 launches in North America and roughly a week before the Xbox One ships across the US, as well. With pre-orders in the supposed millions, the more days in which consoles are being delivered, the faster everyone can get their next-gen console delivered to their homes.
How Amazon could afford to fund the USPS throughout America to deliver an extra day of deliveries is unclear, but for the time being every gamer outside of New York and Los Angeles will be extremely jealous of those within Amazon’s early test markets.
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