Same Day Service Picks Up Steam

Same day service

Consumer demand for shipping services is growing by leaps and bounds every year. As a portion of that demand continues to shift toward faster transit options, more companies are deciding to enter the same-day delivery arena. While these companies are remaining quiet about the success of the service, their expansion of it speaks volumes.

FedEx recently announced that it is expanding its same-day delivery service coverage. The company now offers the delivery option in Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Miami, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Francisco, and WashingtonD.C.

Users of the service have two delivery options: priority within 2 hours and standard by the end of the business day. As an example of service benefits and costs, a quick quote on the FedEx site to ship a 2 pound package within the same ZIP Code in a test city projected a delivery time of 1 hour and 35 minutes. The cost for the delivery was $50 with a 10% fuel surcharge for a total cost of $55.

Same-day delivery service might not be for everyone in every situation, but it could fill a need for immediate shipping when time is of the essence.

Do you think the cost of same-day service is worth the price of participation?

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1 Comment

  1. Jonn

     /  August 16, 2013

    I think same day service is cool, but I don’t want to pay the higher delivery fees. If it comes free with minimum purchase like $50, sign me up! Otherwise, just send it standard. i can wait. Unless its groceries. Waiting for cheese and milk would be bad.

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