Amazon Delivered Billions of Items within a Day in Q1 2024


Amazon Delivered Billions of Items within a Day in Q1 2024

The head of Amazon Stores Worldwide went on camera to deliver good news about Prime order delivery speed and selection. In a blog post, Doug Herrington said Amazon sent over 2 billion items in Q1 (the first three months of the year) that arrived same-day or next-day, worldwide. And in March, nearly 60% of Prime member orders arrived the same or next day across the top 60 largest US metro areas, and 75% of items arrived the same or next day in London, Tokyo, and Toronto.

In his post on the Amazon website, Herrington said: “When Amazon first launched Prime in the U.S. in 2005, we offered free Two-Day Shipping on one million items. We now offer more than 300 million items with free Prime shipping, including tens of millions of products available with Same Day or One-Day Delivery. That is over 20 times more products that we can deliver twice as fast compared to when Prime first launched.”

He made a point of mentioning Amazon’s third-party sellers and brands: “We work with independent sellers and small businesses such as U-Simply Season, Bubble-Blooms, and Gifts Fulfilled who offer unique products and great value options. We also partner with popular brands like Dyson, Levi’s, and Stanley, as well as premium brands such as Clinique, Coach, and Peloton.”

In the upbeat video posted on YouTube, Herrington emphasized the selection of items at various price points and provided an example of something he found on Amazon that might surprise consumers. He purchased a “dilapidated” pellet stove and needed a replacement part, which he found on Amazon. Shoppers might think first of eBay for parts, so watch for moves Amazon may be making in this area.

Ina Steiner

Ina Steiner
Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She’s a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of “Turn eBay Data Into Dollars” (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, “Blogging Heroes” (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 – present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 – present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to [email protected]. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.

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