Amazon delivers same-day packages within HOURS and claims the move is more ...

Amazon is starting to deliver same-day packages within mere HOURS and claims the move will be more environmentally friendly Amazon is now delivering same-day packages within hours in select US cities  The pilot is live in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Dallas Shoppers can choose overnight delivery that arrives between 4:30 am and 8 am The company says it will cut down on carbon emissions by shortening deliveries It's unclear if an increased need for fulfillment centers will mitigate the benefits 

By James Pero For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:49 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 16:49 GMT, 3 March 2020

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Amazon is upping the ante on its already-aggressive shipping times.

According to a blog post from the e-commerce giant, it will now start delivering same-day packages  ordered in select cities within just a few hours.

The pilot program is now live in four US cities, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Dallas, and is applicable for three million items sold through Amazon's platform. 

Amazon says that it will even deliver items while you sleep if users select the 'overnight by 8AM' option as opposed to the 'today by' option when ordering a product.

Amazon is promising customers even faster delivery times with a new option that can have packages at your doorstep in just several hours (stock)

Amazon is promising customers even faster delivery times with a new option that can have packages at your doorstep in just several hours (stock)

Those items will be delivered any time between 4:30 am and 8 am.

The faster deliver time will be free on orders of $35 or more and will cost $2.99 for orders below that total. 

If packages delivered almost instantly to your door wasn't enough of a

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