SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Amazon announced on Tuesday the expansion of its logistics structure in Brazil for product deliveries within two days and the expansion of same-day shipping to five cities, including Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.
The announcement comes amid competition among online retailers to speed up deliveries to attract shoppers. In addition to competition, factors such as high inflation and high interest rates have been impacting the business of companies in the sector in the country.
Amazon’s same-day shipping, which was previously only valid for the capital of São Paulo, will now include Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and the São Paulo cities of Barueri, Osasco and Guarulhos. The modality is available for purchases of specific items made until 12 pm on the day of the order.
For customers in its Prime benefits program, Amazon said one-day product delivery with no shipping cost will now be available to more than 100 cities, while two-day delivery will reach more than 1,000 cities.
The company said two-day shipping has gone from 90 to more than 1,000 cities since its launch in 2019. Same-day delivery is charged, but Prime customers get a discount.
(By André Romani)