SHIPPING POLICY FOR AMAZON PRIME
Prime members can qualify by:
- Ordering at least $35 of items with the FREE Same-Day icon:
- Placing orders before the Same-Day Delivery order cutoff time (typically noon); orders placed after the cutoff qualify for FREE One-Day Shipping.
- Selecting Same-Day at checkout, and shipping to a residential address within an eligible zip code.
To find items and place orders with FREE Same-Day Delivery:
- Make sure your address can receive Prime FREE Same-Day. Ensure that a) you are signed into your Prime account, b) you have set a default address for your account, c) this address is residential, and d) this address is within an eligible zip code for Prime FREE Same-Day delivery. You can set or update your default shipping address within the Your Account menu.
- Find eligible items by searching or filtering. While shopping, look for items that display the “Prime FREE Same-Day” or “Prime FREE One-Day” icon. Or, perform a search and then choose the “Prime FREE Same-Day” or “Prime FREE One-Day” checkbox within the filter menu.
- Meet the $35 order minimum. Add at least $35 of Same-Day-eligible products to your Shopping Cart. Note that only items with the Same-Day or One-Day icon count towards the $35 minimum.
- Select Same-Day at checkout. Proceed to checkout. Select FREE Same-Day Delivery (or FREE One-Day Delivery if it’s after the order cutoff time) as your shipping option.
- Receive your products. The shipping discount will be reflected in the Order Summary. Your products will be delivered by 9 p.m. local time.
Same-Day Delivery is available in the following cities and their surrounding metro areas: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas / Ft. Worth, Fresno, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Louisville, Milwaukee, Nashville, New York City, North & Central New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Richmond, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle / Tacoma, Stockton, Tampa Bay Area, Tucson, and Washington, D.C.Note:
- Same-Day Delivery is available seven days a week most days of the year, with limited availability on certain holidays and high-volume shopping days including Black Friday and Prime Day. Same-Day delivery will not be available on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
- Please note that addresses that are only open during business hours may not be eligible for Same-Day Delivery.
- You can also order qualifying items over $35 via 1-Click on the product detail page. Just select Today Free and then click Buy now with 1-Click®.
- You can also purchase Same-Day Delivery if your order is under $35 or you’re not a Prime member. For more information, go to Same-Day Delivery Rates.
- In some cases, choosing a higher quantity for an item may make it ineligible for Same-Day Delivery, because multiple units may not be available locally. In this case, the option to choose Same-Day or One-Day Delivery will disappear, and normal Prime shipping options will display.
SHIPPING RATES & TIMES
When shipping to addresses in the U.S., order your gifts by the dates on this page to ensure they arrive by December 24, 2015. Ordering deadlines may vary by item. If you need to return an item, it may fall under our extended returns policy for the holidays.
Contiguous U.S. Ordering Deadlines
|Shipping Speed||Ordering Cutoff Date|
|Free Shipping||December 16|
|Standard Shipping||December 18|
|Two-Day Shipping (Free with Prime)||December 22|
|One-Day Shipping||December 23|
|Same-Day Delivery||December 24|
|FREE Two-Hour Delivery (exclusively for Prime Members via Prime Now)||December 24, 9:30 p.m. local time|
Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico Ordering Deadlines
|Shipping Speed||Ordering Cutoff Date|
|Free Shipping – AK and HI Only||December 13|
|Standard Shipping (Free with Prime) – AK, HI, PR, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States||December 14|
|Two-Day Shipping – AK, HI, and PR||December 15|
|One-Day Shipping – AK, HI, and PR||December 16|
- Not all shipping speeds are available for all items and all addresses. For more information, go toAmazon Prime Shipping Benefits – Eligible Items & Addresses.
- If the item you’re ordering is out of stock or unavailable to ship immediately, the shipping method time starts when the item ships. For example, it will take two business days after an item ships to reach you with Two-Day Shipping.
- We may ship products by ground or air; our shipping speeds don’t correspond to any carrier-branded shipping services.
- If available, Saturday or Sunday delivery will be specified on the product page and/or during checkout. Otherwise, our shipping methods apply to business days only, not weekends or holidays.
- Remember to check the ordering cut-off time shown on the detail page.
- Orders over $1300 may require a signature.
Amazon.com ships products internationally with AmazonGlobal. Available product lines, shipping rates and fees vary depending on the delivery address for your order.
The majority of items in Amazon’s product catalog can be shipped to over 75 countries. These include:
Africa and Middle East
|Israel||Kuwait||Qatar||United Arab Emirates|
|Chile||Guadeloupe||Trinidad and Tobago|
Asia and Pacific
- There may be limitations on where and whether Amazon Marketplace sellers offer international shipping. For more information, go to Seller Supported Countries
- Your packages may be subject to the customs fees and import duties of the country to which your order ships. These charges are always the recipient’s responsibility. For more information, go to About Import Fees Deposit or About Customs, Duties & Taxes.
GENERAL SHIPPING POLICIES
Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery is available on products that have a “Want it delivered . . .” message that displays a delivery date and shipping option on the detail page. This date is the soonest we could deliver it to you if ordered within the time displayed.
If your order meets the qualifications for Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery, we will refund the shipping costs if we miss our delivery promise. If the item you purchase is not eligible for Express shipping options, we also offer Guaranteed Accelerated Delivery via standard shipping or international shipping when applicable as long as the item is shipped by Amazon.