Amazon and USPS expand Sunday delivery to 15 more cities, will reach ‘large portion’ of U.S. this year

amazonsignage2Amazon is bringing Sunday delivery to 15 more cities in seven states, expanding an arrangement with the U.S. Postal Service that launched last year in L.A. and New York.

The Seattle company tonight announced the expansion of Sunday delivery to cities in Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.

Amazon says millions of packages have been delivered on Sunday since the program started. The company says it is working with the Postal Service “to continue to roll out Sunday delivery to a large portion of the U.S. population this year.”

“So far, the most common items delivered on Sunday include baby supplies such as newborn apparel, books and toys — Sunday delivery is clearly crossing errands off the weekend to-do list,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations, in a news release announcing the expansion. “We know our Amazon customers love the convenience of everyday delivery, and we’re excited to be offering Sunday delivery in more cities across the U.S.”

Here are the 15 cities where Amazon is adding Sunday delivery.

  • Austin, Texas
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • College Station, Texas
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Louisville, Ky.
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Shreveport, La.
  • Waco, Texas

This is part of a broader effort by Amazon to reduce the amount of time between a customer’s order and the delivery of the purchased product. The company has separately been expanding its same-day delivery program, while reportedly testing its own “last mile” shipping service.