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Amazon Brings Free One-Day Delivery to Calgary and Edmonton

Amazon Brings Free One-Day Delivery to Calgary and Edmonton

By Simon Hung

Amazon has expanded the number of cities eligible for free one-day delivery, as the service is now available for Amazon Prime members in Calgary and Edmonton!

This brings the total number of cities with free one-day or sooner delivery to five, as Calgary and Edmonton join Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Toronto and Vancouver residents are eligible for same-day delivery given their close proximity to Amazon warehouses, while the rest are eligible for one-day delivery -- click here to check if your address is eligible.

Five cities are now eligible for free one-day or sooner shipping with Amazon Prime.

The service is only available to Prime members who place orders of $25.00 or more before the cut-off time of 4:00 PM local time and orders will be delivered by 9:00 PM the next day -- orders under the $25.00 threshold are still eligible for free two-day shipping.

One-day delivery is one of the more useful perks of Amazon Prime, as the quick turnaround for delivery is handy when you need something in a pinch and don’t want to go to a brick and mortar store. Other Amazon Prime perks include 20% off video game pre-orders, 20% off diaper subscriptions, access to Amazon Prime Video and more!

An Amazon Prime subscription costs $79.00 per year or FREE for eligible students for six months ($39.00 per year thereafter).

21 Comments

    • Great news! Not sure if this will push me to pay for Prime.

      Does that mean they have a Amazon Calgary warehouse now? Or just Richmond/Saugga will ship out on an evening flight to Calgary and intelcom will pickup/deliver locally the next day.

      What do mean by the suburbs? Like Tuscany, Cranston, etc.? Or Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks?

      Usually shipping is always fast even on the $35 free shipping. It's just Amazon takes a while sometimes to actually hand off to the shipper.
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    • T-Bone wrote:
      Apr 25th, 2017 6:06 pm
      Great news! Not sure if this will push me to pay for Prime.

      Does that mean they have a Amazon Calgary warehouse now? Or just Richmond/Saugga will ship out on an evening flight to Calgary and intelcom will pickup/deliver locally the next day.

      What do mean by the suburbs? Like Tuscany, Cranston, etc.? Or Airdrie, Cochrane, Okotoks?

      Usually shipping is always fast even on the $35 free shipping. It's just Amazon takes a while sometimes to actually hand off to the shipper.
      No Calgary warehouse - indeed it'd come overnight from either Vancouver or Toronto.

      As for suburbs I mean the latter - Airdrie, Leduc, Fort Saskatchewan etc - sucks.
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    • I kind of wonder how couriers were impacted when Amazon was like "Yo, we want to overnight everything from now on"
      Like did they have to up the number of flights or were they flying around mostly empty and had tons of room.

      It's still a weird concept for me that I can 2 day something from Toronto to Vancouver for free when literally every other merchant ships via ground.
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    • You know what's weird?
      Shipping to an amazon pickup location (canada post) is 3-11 days in edmonton
      Shipping to a flex delivery address (same CP) shows a 2 day option
      Shipping to my house in Edmonton (4 blocks away) has 1 day delivery...
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    • crazycoward wrote:
      Apr 26th, 2017 3:40 am
      You know what's weird?
      Shipping to an amazon pickup location (canada post) is 3-11 days in edmonton
      Shipping to a flex delivery address (same CP) shows a 2 day option
      Shipping to my house in Edmonton (4 blocks away) has 1 day delivery...
      That's no surprise. First 2 services come via Canada Post which isn't overnight.
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    • scouzer wrote:
      Apr 26th, 2017 4:35 am
      That's no surprise. First 2 services come via Canada Post which isn't overnight.
      https://www.canadapost.ca/web/en/products/details.page?article=priority_our_fastest
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    • scouzer wrote:
      Apr 26th, 2017 4:35 am
      That's no surprise. First 2 services come via Canada Post which isn't overnight.
      but all my same day delivery in Vancouver used to come with canada post lol
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    • crazycoward wrote:
      Apr 27th, 2017 2:41 am
      but all my same day delivery in Vancouver used to come with canada post lol
      That's because they didn't use Priority, it was same city Expedited Parcel.
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    • crazycoward wrote:
      Apr 27th, 2017 2:41 am
      but all my same day delivery in Vancouver used to come with canada post lol
      What?
      I've never seen a same day delivery come via Canada Post.
      Only via Amazon or Dynamex.

      I'm not even sure it's possible with Canada Post's infrastructure.
      By the time it's picked up, everyone is already out on delivery.
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    • death_hawk wrote:
      Apr 27th, 2017 3:15 am
      What?
      I've never seen a same day delivery come via Canada Post.
      Only via Amazon or Dynamex.

      I'm not even sure it's possible with Canada Post's infrastructure.
      By the time it's picked up, everyone is already out on delivery.
      I assumed he meant to say next day
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    • So anyone from AB order yet? What courier did they use?
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    • hvwozq wrote:
      Apr 27th, 2017 8:17 pm
      So anyone from AB order yet? What courier did they use?
      Isn't it Intelcom in the city? I don't live in Edmonton or Calgary but that's my understanding.
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    • death_hawk wrote:
      Apr 27th, 2017 3:15 am
      What?
      I've never seen a same day delivery come via Canada Post.
      Only via Amazon or Dynamex.

      I'm not even sure it's possible with Canada Post's infrastructure.
      By the time it's picked up, everyone is already out on delivery.
      In some parts of Toronto, they had/have same day delivery. It/is was a pilot program to see if it was possible and to see if the service would be used. Not sure if still running. It was staffed by temporary employees ( they all have a shot at full time btw) that signed up for the project. I think their hours were 4pm to 9pm or something like that.

      There'll be weekend parcel delivery starting soon in some areas. Parcel volumes are growing very fast and they can't keep giving posties more and more, there'd be no time for mail.
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    • Vancouver currently still has same day delivery.
      Sometimes via Dynamex and other times via Amazon's own courier service.

      They're amazing since they even deliver saturday/sunday now.
      There's no such thing as a weekend any more if the item is available in Vancouver.
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    • I ordered some stuff last night and wanted it asap, so I selected 1 day delivery.. not my email says tomorrow it is guaranteed to be delivered.. but tracking says Saturday.. let's see
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    • Hugh Jass wrote:
      Apr 27th, 2017 11:35 pm
      There'll be weekend parcel delivery starting soon in some areas. Parcel volumes are growing very fast and they can't keep giving posties more and more, there'd be no time for mail.
      They already have weekend delivery.
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    • hvwozq wrote:
      Apr 28th, 2017 8:02 am
      They already have weekend delivery.
      In some areas. Not here.
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    • tabishz wrote:
      Apr 28th, 2017 3:47 am
      I ordered some stuff last night and wanted it asap, so I selected 1 day delivery.. not my email says tomorrow it is guaranteed to be delivered.. but tracking says Saturday.. let's see
      In my area of Calgary they use Intelcom for the 1 day delivery, sometimes it would take 4 days to get my 2 day delivery so don't hold your breath!
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    • ahuch wrote:
      Apr 29th, 2017 2:41 am
      In my area of Calgary they use Intelcom for the 1 day delivery, sometimes it would take 4 days to get my 2 day delivery so don't hold your breath!
      Well, I did receive it in one business day. I ordered it on Wednesday (late night). It was shipped Thursday morning and I received it Friday afternoon. I believe it was Canada Post that delivered it.
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    • This is great news for online shoppers!
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