Amazon.in, Amazon's Indian online store, has launched a 'guaranteed one-day delivery' offer in select Indian cities, for an extra charge.
Shoppers will get an option for one-day delivery by paying an additional Rs. 99, if their address falls in the zones eligible for the service. Amazon is also offering guaranteed two-day delivery for a discounted price of Rs. 49, as part of a limited period offer.
Under the special offer, the e-commerce website is also not charging extra for delivering items in 2-4 business days. There's no minimum order limit under the offer. Usually, the site offers free delivery for orders above Rs. 499, but charges Rs. 49 if lower.
The one-day guaranteed delivery option is only for items 'Fulfilled by Amazon' and only certain pincodes in the cities of Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune are eligible for it. The cut-off time to avail the one-day guaranteed delivery option on any given day, is 3PM. However, customers in Mumbai and Pune can place orders till midnight and receive them the next day.
It also excludes 'large and heavy items'. Amazon will refund shipping charges if it's not able to deliver the items within the promised time frame.
Amazon.in offers books, movies, mobiles, electronics, toys, baby, personal care appliances, health care devices, watches, fashion jewellery, home & kitchen products and more. The site was launched in India
in June selling only books, movies and TV shows.
It had recently made its catalogue available on the Amazon Mobile app
for Android phones, allowing users to search, browse, compare offers, read reviews and make purchases on their mobile devices through Amazon.in.