Amazon Prime in the United States has always offered some pretty sweet perks to members and with the intense shipping war that's been going on between Walmart, Amazon, Uber and even Google, Amazon is kicking things up a notch to try to pull ahead of the competition.
Starting May 28, Amazon is offering free same-day shipping to Prime users in the States when they spend over $35. If you haven't heard of same-day shipping before, here's a quick lowdown: place your orders before 12 PM and Amazon will have it shipped to you before 9 PM on the same day. This service has been available to Prime users in the States for a while, but normally, it would cost a flat per-order fee of $5.99.
So when will this awesome offer be available in Canada? While Amazon.ca offers same-day shipping (it was introduced to Canada in November 2014) to those in Toronto and Vancouver (see a list of eligible postal codes here), there's no word on whether or not this offer will be introduced in Canada. I talked to a customer service rep yesterday to ask about this and his answer was simply that Amazon will send an email to Canadian Prime members if this offer ever crosses the border. Currently, Canadian Prime members pay a flat per-order fee of $6.99 for same-day shipping while non-Prime members pay $11.99 for the first item and $1.99 for each additional item.