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Testing Amazon’s same-day delivery today!

I don’t know about you, but online shopping really does take so much of the hassle out of life for me. I used to absolutely love somewhat aimlessly wandering around stores for aisles and aisles, just looking for that perfect thing that I may (or may not) have needed at that exact moment. But it was SO time consuming. As I grew older, and quite frankly as I gained more bills, I did that less and less often. Although I still love me some Tar-Jay and many other brick and mortar stores, I tend to be a bit more calculated with more purchases. Quite frankly – Amazon Prime has helped me do exactly that (and I think that’s the opposite for most people I know, where Amazon Prime has made them more reckless, and not more responsible)!

Now, I rarely buy anything on the same day, opting instead to put it on a list and then revisit it, asking myself, “Justin, do you really need that?” Whatever it is – whether it’s a cheese grater, a new watch, medical supplies, or food…it seems to have been working pretty well. For the past few years, I’ve found myself with less and less stuff, and more things that actually make it into part of my weekly, if not daily, routine.

And then this morning happened.

I read this article on my Feedly about Amazon’s new Same-Day delivery option, launching today. I’m only embarrassed a little bit to admit: there were a few things on my Amazon “save for later” list. Since the order minimum for this free same-day delivery option was $35, I immediately started thinking – Justin do you really need this? Yes. The answer was, obviously, yes.

So today’s entry to HESONWHEELS is dedicated to re-capping my experience with the first day of Amazon’s Same-Day delivery, in the D.C. metro area. I’ll update this post throughout the day with anything related to my shipment and experience ordering with Amazon today. If everything goes well, I hope it ends up being a service that is available in your area too!

Update 1 | 12:59 p.m. (all times in EST)

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I clicked “send” on my order just before walking away to an 11:00 a.m. meeting. Order confirmation came through just as normal, and denotes a guaranteed delivery date of … today! Therefore, it should be about 10 hours from “Order” to “Delivery.”

Update 2 | 1:10 p.m.

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I actually was asked by a reader to share what exactly I ordered and when it was slated to arrive. Arriving by 9:00 p.m. tonight should be these items: a cheese grater (it’s Pesto season, y’all), some new Rubbermaid Tupperware (easy find lids are a MUST for my roommate and I), and a custom lapel flower. Don’t judge.

Update 3 | 1:48 p.m. I was asked to share about how far outside of D.C. I live; about a dozen miles outside of D.C. It’s almost 2:00 now, and I have not received any “shipping confirmation” as promised in screenshot from “Update 1.”

 Update 4 | 5:54 p.m.

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As I left work for the evening, I came back to a reminder from my phone that looked like a push notification, via the Amazon iPhone app, from around 3:30 – reminding me that my package would, indeed, arrive by the end of the day!

Update 5 | 6:30 p.m.

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Before having a friend over for dinner, I dived a little bit more deeply into that notification. Once in the Amazon iPhone app, I saw a promise-time of 8:00 p.m., and I learned that Lasership (who I had never heard of until talking about this blog post with my building’s concierge) would be delivering it, rather than UPS, FedEx, or another service I’m more used to seeing.

Update 6 | 10:15 p.m.

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I just got home from date night and it’s here! The package is here! I ordered it 10 hours ago and it is here! I think my roommate said it best when he said, “I think we’re in the future.”

Update 7 | 10:42 p.m.

 

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You may have transitioned to adult life when you are beyond excited about a brand new 42-piece set of Tupperware. And, who know, that Tupperware is a proper noun to be capitalized? NOT ME.