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.

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  • Jesse Andrew

    I live in Boston proper and ordered something from Amazon on Friday night with Sunday shipping and it says it’ll be delivered today. Wonder if this is a test run?

    • Jan

      I ordered on Friday, tho’t it was a mistake that my order would be del’d today, but it was–early this afternoon.

  • pamdallas

    I live in Dallas, and ordered something that was supposed to be delivered Sunday by USPS. Checked tracking when it never came, and it said delivery attempted and no one home. Lie. I was home all day and within earshot. Also, no tag left anywhere as physical proof they’d been here. I guess mailman preferred to stay home and bar b que, indicate pkg deliveries were attempted that weren’t, and just deliver Monday instead? Exactly what happened to me.
    I do not like Amazon’s new increased reliance on USPS over UPS, and have had frequent issues. Will not renew Prime next time around.

    • A.E.

      I would prefer USPS than the other option – Lone Star Overnight… yeah… they choose which night…doesn’t help me any.

    • cbfour12 .

      I can tell you exactly what may have happened. Chances are your package was given to the wrong route by the clerks which sort the carriers mail. In turn the carrier on your route may have left the office before the missort was discovered. As a requirement all scannable piecies requires a stop the clock scan, so therefore it was scanned attempted so no one get written up. Which in turn explains why you never got a left notice slip or a door knock, because the carrier may not have had it.

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