Amazon shipping toronto

Amazon to offer same day delivery in Toronto

Buying things from Amazon just got even more difficult to resist, with the announcement that the company will offer same day shipping to both Toronto and Vancouver. About a million products that the company carries -- ranging from books to electronics -- will be offered as part of the program, which promises that items ordered before noon on a given day will arrive at one's address by 9pm. That'll come in handy for those of us with a penchant online shopping and last minute gifts, a combination that was previously not so hot.

There are some exclusions, of course. You can check the Amazon site for which postal codes are eligible for the service. And, naturally, there's a significant cost associated with these rush deliveries. Same delivery is slated to come in at $11.99 per shipment, plus an additional $1.99 per item purchased. That could add up, depending on what you're buying.

As much as late gift-givers will likely welcome this news, one suspects Toronto's remaining independent bookstores won't exactly be thrilled. And, given that the service isn't limited to books, other local shops might feel the pinch. What do you think? Will this make life even more difficult for Toronto's independent retailers?


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Arts

35-year-old photographer captures all of the mammals that call Toronto home

Toronto lawyer creates humorous comics to highlight issues of the day

The Boys begins filming Season 3 in Toronto with giant gold plated statue

6-year-old artist draws crowds in Toronto with ice sculptures created with mom and brother

Toronto author rising up global bestseller lists wrote debut thriller in local cafe

This artist makes miniatures of iconic Toronto businesses

75-year-old man in Toronto creates wood-burned portraits of family and pets

This is the Toronto artist making mesmerizing sand art videos