Free Amazon Prime one-day delivery comes to Melbourne and Sydney

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Free Amazon Prime one-day delivery on more than 100,000 items is coming to Prime subscribers, across most of Melbourne and Sydney, as the US online retail giant expands its local operations.

Prime members ordering to the majority of postcodes in Melbourne and Sydney can now place their order on eligible items before the One-Day Delivery order cut-off time – which can be as late as midnight – to receive their items the next day, with no minimum spend required. Eligible items can be identified by the ‘Prime FREE One-Day’ or ‘Prime One-Day’ icon.

The move comes as Amazon Australia more than doubles its operational footprint in 2022, with the launch of its first robotics fulfilment centre earlier this year. With this expansion, the company now has storage space across six fulfilment centres, doubling its capacity for small to medium-sized items, such as consumer electronics, books, toys, cosmetics and pantry items.

This expanded fulfilment network will also support many of the small and medium-sized Australian businesses which use Fulfilment by Amazon to service customers around the country. The thousands of small businesses which sell their products through Amazon are also able to offer free, next day delivery – something which would likely not be logistically or financially possible if they were operating on their own. 

Amazon Australia’s Prime members who do not live in an eligible postcode will still benefit from free delivery, in as soon as two days on eligible orders, and will also experience enhancements in delivery speed as Amazon Australia continues to invest in its operations and logistics network.

Over the coming months, Amazon Australia aims to expand product selection and delivery areas eligible for free Amazon Prime one-day delivery.

Amazon launched its local operations in December 2017, but Australia’s relatively low population density has seen local offerings lag behind what is available to US customers. Services such as AmazonFresh, which offers two-hour grocery delivery in many U.S. cities, are still yet to come to Australia – even though some local supermarket chains offer a similar service.

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