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When a product on Amazon says it takes two days to arrives, Sunday typically doesn't count. Hey, that's no jab against the company, as this is standard practice in the shipping industry. But now Amazon is expanding Sunday delivery to fifteen cities, giving millions of customers the chance to see this new delivery date show up at checkout.

The lucky metropolitan areas are as follows:

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Shreveport, LA
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Austin, TX
  • College Station, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Waco, TX

The cities are concentrated in only a handful of states, with six of them situated in Texas alone. Kentucky, Louisiana, and Ohio each find two of their most densely populated areas supported; while Indiana, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania each appear with one. These areas all join New York City and Los Angeles, where Amazon has tested Sunday delivery since November of 2013.

Amazon and the US Postal Service plan to roll out Sunday delivery to more areas over the course of the year. This news follows yesterday's app update providing the ability to sign into multiple Amazon mobile apps at once, making throwing money at the company even more convenient. Gosh, Amazon. You make it so hard to say no.

Amazon’s Everyday Delivery is Growing: Sunday Delivery Available in 15 Additional Cities through the United States Postal Service
Amazon Prime members, who receive unlimited two-day shipping on millions of items, can order as late as Friday and receive their packages on Sunday, for free

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2014-- Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced today that customers in 15 additional cities are eligible for Sunday delivery. In addition to the Los Angeles and New York metro areas where Sunday delivery launched in November 2013, Amazon customers in the following locations are now receiving deliveries on Sunday:

  • Austin, Texas
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • College Station, Texas
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Louisville, Ky.
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Shreveport, La.
  • Waco, Texas

“So far, the most common items delivered on Sunday include baby supplies such as newborn apparel, books and toys—Sunday delivery is clearly crossing errands off the weekend to-do list,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations. “We know our Amazon customers love the convenience of everyday delivery, and we’re excited to be offering Sunday delivery in more cities across the U.S.”

Since Sunday delivery launched, millions of packages have been delivered on Sunday to Amazon customers. Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service plan to continue to roll out Sunday delivery to a large portion of the U.S. population this year.

To participate, Amazon customers can simply add any of the millions of eligible items to their cart and see the Sunday delivery promise at checkout when available in their region.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

    We've had this for a couple months in Indianapolis. I'm actually in the suburbs of Indy (different city and different county) yet they deliver here for me. Hell, they even were delivering packages on Easter Sunday!

    • Trent Russell

      That's kinda sad. 99% of the time i don't mind waiting an extra day if it means someone doesn't have to work on a sunday or a holiday.

      • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

        I agree. I was disappointed (!!) to receive a package on Easter Sunday for that reason. They probably did it because Easter isn't a federal holiday (and it probably isn't because it lands on a Sunday 100% of the time when pretty much all federal offices are closed anyways). I hope they get Easter off next year.

        • h4rr4r

          You do know that not everyone celebrates Easter, right?
          I for one would be happy to work that day for extra pay.

          • Trent Russell

            Well sure, if you want to work obviously that's a different story.

          • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

            Yup :)

          • Matthew Fry

            If you don't celebrate it, then there's no reason to give you extra pay to incentivize you to skip it.

          • h4rr4r

            Sure there is, if it would be a day I normally have off.
            Any time you want people to work on a day they have off otherwise extra pay is pretty normal.

          • Matthew Fry

            But Easter isn't a day off. It isn't a federal holiday. It's a Christian holiday.

          • h4rr4r

            Sunday is a day off for most people. If I was going to cover a Sunday for someone I would want extra money.

  • Tony Byatt

    I see you New Orleans...

  • remister

    They know the force of AliBaba is incoming, they must beat out the competition.

    • http://shanked.me/ Shank

      That's a joke.

  • http://www.yellowsforum.com Oxfordmark

    I had a delivery attempt on a Bank Holiday Sunday here in the UK. Thats pretty much like a Sunday delivery.

  • Wim

    So is this were my Prime membership increase goes to? Since I live in a small town in a low residence state this Sunday delivery will never be offered to me

    • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

      No, it's for them to invest more heavily in video services. Whether you use them or not, that's why you're paying more for Prime.

  • Michael J Carroll

    WOO HOO INDY!

  • christopher3712

    I thought this has been happening? I got sunday delivery a month ago. Was strange to see the postman out that day...

  • DanSan

    i live about 45 minutes/30 miles west of Philly, wondering if this would reach me. not like I care, dont mind waiting til monday but would be cool to see if it reaches me.

  • twistednexus

    I live in San Diego, CA and I have already received two Sunday deliveries from Amazon. How strange. Lol

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