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Online Shopping’s Fast-Delivery Race Is Slowing Down

April 18, 2023

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Now, some consumers are showing more willingness to wait and greater reluctance to bear the costs of getting basic household items in hours rather than days.

A service Amazon.com Inc. offers that allows customers to designate a day of the week to receive all their deliveries has become more popular over the past few years. The e-commerce retailer launched the shipping option in 2019. Consumers choosing slower shipping can get a credit of up to $1.50 per order.

Packages shipped through that service have doubled since 2020 as customers look to receive fewer deliveries, an Amazon spokesperson said. The company didn’t say how many customers use the service.

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