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Amazon's guaranteed shipping deadline for Christmas

Amazon's guaranteed shipping deadline for Christmas
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Nothing is worse than realizing you forgot to buy a present for a friend or family member at the last minute  - the stores are all ransacked and all the good stuff is probably off the shelves. You could order something online, but who knows if it'll arrive on time? Fear not, Amazon is here to save the day. The online retailer is guaranteeing that everything ordered by the end of this week will arrive by Christmas.

Amazon is actually making its holiday shipping cut-off even later than it was last year, pushing it back by two days to December 19th for free shipping and the 22nd for two-day shipping

That's big talk considering Amazon, and a bunch of other retailers, failed to deliver on similar promises last year. There were plenty of delays and package handlers failed to anticipate the huge demand for shipping around the holidays.

So, should we trust Amazon's promise? That's a good question, especially since the retailer is actually moving back the deadline compared with last year.

According to Amazon, it's going to be able to walk the walk. The company has added to its own delivery infrastructure to make sure there are no delays on its end. It's also pointing to its enhanced relationships with the three major mail carriers (USPS, UPS and FedEx) to boost consumer confidence in its shipping guarantees.

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Source: The Verge
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