Amazon announced on Tuesday the expansion of its logistics structure in Brazil for product deliveries in up to two days and the arrival of the same-day shipping modality to five new major cities, including Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.
The announcement comes amid competition among online retailers to speed up deliveries to attract shoppers. In addition to the competition, factors such as high inflation and high-interest rates have impacted the business of companies in the sector in the country.
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Amazon‘s same-day shipping, which was previously only valid for the capital of Sao Paulo, will now include Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, and other cities and the Sao Paulo state: Barueri, Osasco, and Guarulhos. The same-day delivery is available for purchases of specific items made up to noon on the day of the order.
Amazon said one-day product delivery with no shipping cost will now be available to more than 100 cities for customers in its Prime benefits program.
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At the same time, the two-day delivery service will reach more than 1,000 cities – in 2019, when it was launched in Brazil, it was available only in 90 locations. Same-day delivery is a charged service, but Prime customers get a discount.
Translated by LABS