Today, ultra-speedy delivery isn’t just convenient — it’s expected. Data finds more than 88% of consumers are willing to pay extra for same-day delivery, and 25% will abandon their cart if same-day shipping isn’t an option.
The rise of same-day shipping is largely thanks to Amazon. The tech giant is responsible for normalizing the practice, having introduced same-day delivery to Prime Members back in 2015 in an effort to lure shoppers away from their local retailers and big-box chains. Other companies — including online retailers, local businesses and third-party delivery services — have followed in Amazon’s footsteps, rolling out same-day delivery options on everything from trendy sneakers to sleek TV sets. Today, an estimated 51% of stores offer same-day delivery, while another 65% plan to do so within two years.
Ahead, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to stores and platforms offering same-day delivery services in 2023.
What Is Same-Day Delivery?
Same-day delivery is a magical service that lets online shoppers order a product and receive it on the same day. It’s particularly handy when you need urgent or time-sensitive items, like a last-minute gift, emergency outfit or unanticipated personal care need.
Some stores run their own proprietary same-day delivery service, while others rely on a third-party provider, such as Instacart or DoorDash. Third-party services often offer a membership option, where you can get free or cheaper delivery service by paying a monthly or annual subscription fee.
Keep in mind that even if a store or service offers same-day shipping, availability often depends on factors such as your location, product availability and the cutoff time for placing orders. Be sure to double-check the deadline for placing same-day orders and to confirm that delivery is available in your area and the desired item.
Amazon Same-Day Delivery Service on (Practically) Anything
Let’s kick off this guide with Amazon, the unchallenged king of same-day shipping. The online marketplace offers same-day delivery on millions of items to destinations in more than 90 major U.S. cities.
Cutoff Times: Amazon’s cutoff time for same-day delivery varies by location. Typically, orders must be placed before noon to be eligible for same-day delivery.
Delivery Fees: Non-Prime members pay up to $9.99 per order.
Membership Options: Same-day shipping is free for Prime members on orders over $25 or $2.99 for orders under $25. An Amazon Prime membership costs $139 per year or $14.99 monthly.
Third-Party Services for Same-Day Gift Delivery and More
Instacart is best known as a grocery delivery service, but the service isn’t limited to food. The delivery platform relies on independent shoppers to deliver a whopping billion products — from household essentials to office supplies — from more than 80,000 stores, including Costco, Walgreens, Lowe’s and Sephora.
Cutoff Times: The cutoff time for Instacart varies by retailer. Round-the-clock delivery is available from select retailers that are open 24/7, including select locations of 7-Eleven, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and Safeway.
Delivery Fees: The minimum order value is $10 for same-day delivery, and fees start at $3.99 for orders over $35.
Membership Options: Instacart Express members get free delivery on orders over $35. An annual Instacart Express membership costs $99 per year or $9.99 per month.
Shipt, acquired by Target in 2017, also partners with independent shoppers to deliver essentials to your doorstep within hours. The platform works with various stores (not just Target!), including Sam’s Clubs, CVS, Costco and Meijer.
Cutoff Times: The cutoff time for Shipt varies by retailer. Like Instacart, Shipt offers round-the-clock delivery from select retailers that are open 24/7.
Delivery Fees: For nonmembers, there is a $10 flat fee per delivery.
Membership Options: Shipt Everyday members get free delivery on orders over $35. An annual Shipt Everyday membership costs $99 per year or $10.99 per month.
No longer just delivering takeout orders, DoorDash has expanded its platform to offer delivery for groceries, health items, pet supplies, home goods, beauty and more. One cool feature DoorDash offers is DoubleDash, which lets you add items to your order from nearby stores for no additional delivery fee.
Cutoff Time: The cutoff time for DoorDash varies by restaurant and retailer. DoorDash offers round-the-clock delivery from select retailers that are open 24/7.
Delivery Fees: DoorDash delivery fees vary based on the retailer or restaurant and your location and can range from $0 to $8. DoorDash also charges a service fee, calculated as a percentage of your order subtotal.
Membership Options: DashPass members get free delivery on orders over $12. An annual DashPass membership costs $96 per year or $9.99 per month.
Big Box Chains With Same-Day Delivery
Walmart offers same-day delivery on groceries and select essentials, including personal care items, beauty and apparel. In addition to standard same-day delivery, Walmart offers ultrafast Express delivery, which arrives in as little as an hour and less than two hours.
Cuttoff times: Walmart recently expanded its Express service hours and now offers Express delivery until 10 p.m. on orders placed as late as 9:30 p.m.
Delivery Fees: The fee for same-day delivery from Walmart ranges from $7.95 to $9.95 per order, depending on time and location. For Walmart Express delivery in under two hours, the cost is an additional $10.
Membership Options: Walmart+ members get free unlimited same-day delivery on orders over $35 (and pay just $5.99 for orders under that amount). Walmart+ members can opt for Express orders delivered in less than two hours and only pay the $10 fee. An annual Walmart+ membership costs $98 or $12.95 per month.
Target offers same-day delivery on groceries, gifts, decor, clothing and more via its partnership with Shipt.
Cuttoff times: Target’s shipping order cutoff is typically noon local time, though this may vary by item.
Delivery Fees: For shoppers who aren’t Shipt members, Target charges $9.99 per same-day delivery on orders over $35.
Membership Options: Shipt members get free same-day deliveries on orders over $35 and $7 for orders under $35. Shipt membership costs $99 per year.
Best Buy hooks shoppers up with same-day delivery on certain items in select ZIP codes through Instacart. You can shop Best Buy directly from the Instacart platform, but we recommend placing your order directly on BestBuy.com to get sale prices and deals.
Cuttoff times: Same-day delivery orders must be placed before 4 p.m. local time for 9 p.m. delivery (place orders by 3 p.m. on Sundays), and are available seven days a week.
Delivery Fees: Same-day delivery costs vary by product but are typically around $5.99.
Membership Options: N/A
Office Depot & OfficeMax
Office Depot and OfficeMax provide same-day delivery via their delivery partners, Shipt, Uber and DoorDash. Same-day service is available on eligible products; most furniture, oversized items and bulk orders are excluded.
Cuttoff times: Online orders must be placed by 5 p.m. local time to receive same-day delivery. Delivery windows run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday (same-day delivery on weekends has limited hours).
Delivery Fees: Same-day delivery is $4.99.
Membership Options: Shipt and DoorDash members can get free shipping on qualifying orders when ordering from Office Depot or OfficeMax from their respective platforms.
Craving arts and crafts? You’re in luck: Michaels now offers same-day delivery for eligible items in select locations.
Cuttoff times: Same-day orders must be placed by 2 p.m. local time.
Delivery Fees: The same-day fee is $7.99 for orders over $100 and $9.99 for orders under $100.
Membership Options: N/A
Stores With Same-Day Clothes Delivery and Same-Day Shoes Delivery
Bloomingdale’s has partnered with DoorDash to offer same-day delivery to customers in select ZIP codes. Items available for same-day delivery are labeled on the product page and visible at checkout.
Cutoff times: Place your order by noon to be eligible for same-day clothes delivery.
Delivery Fees: Bloomingdale’s charges a $20 same-day delivery fee on top of the standard shipping fee.
Membership Options: Bloomingdale Loyalist members get free standard shipping and just pay the $20 fee for same-day clothes delivery.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods offers same-day delivery on select products in eligible ZIP codes. Instacart operates its same-day delivery service.
Cutoff times: Order by 2 p.m. for same-day service. Delivery windows start as early as 9 a.m.
Delivery Fees: Same-day delivery fees start at $9.99 for orders over $35.
Membership Options: Instacart members get unlimited free delivery on same-day orders over $35.
Like its sister company Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s offers same-day clothing and same-day shoe deliveries to customers in select ZIP codes through DoorDash. Same-day service is available at 500+ stores around the country.
Cutoff times: Orders must be placed by noon to be eligible for same-day delivery.
Delivery Fees: Macy’s charges a $15 fee for same-day delivery orders that qualify for free shipping (typically, orders under $25) or $25.95 for same-day orders that don’t qualify for free shipping.
Membership Options N/A. Even though Macy’s uses DoorDash for their same-day delivery service, DoorDash subscriptions won’t be honored if you order through Macy’s.
Neiman Marcus offers same-day delivery to select ZIP codes via FedEx. Same-day service is available Monday through Friday on select in-stock merchandise.
Cuttoff times: Orders must be placed by noon CT to be eligible for same-day delivery from Neiman Marcus.
Delivery Fees: Neiman Marcus charges $35 for same-day delivery orders.
Membership Options N/A
Nordstrom offers same-day delivery exclusively to shoppers in New York City.
Cuttoff times: Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. ET to be eligible for same-day delivery from Nordstrom.
Delivery Fees: Nordstrom charges $20 for same-day delivery orders.
Membership Options N/A
Stores With Same-Day Pet Food Delivery
Petco has partnered with DoorDash to deliver thousands of pet food and essentials directly to your home. The pet retailer lets you shop online and filter your search by same-day delivery to see what items are available in your area. Same-day delivery is also available from third-party platforms Instacart and Shipt, but delivery fees may apply.
Cutoff time: Orders must be placed before 5:15 p.m. local time to qualify for same-day delivery.
Delivery Fees: Delivery is free on orders over $35.
Membership Options: Membership discounts are available if you order from a third-party platform like Instacart or Shipt.
Not to be outdone by Petco, Petsmart also offers same-day delivery through DoorDash. The service is available for eligible products in most areas.
Cutoff time: Same-day orders must be placed by 3 p.m. local time.
Delivery Fees: Delivery is free on eligible items.
Membership Options: DoorDash members get free delivery on qualifying orders.
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