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What Time Does Amazon Start Delivering In 2024?

Key Takeaways

  • Standard Delivery Hours: Usually 6 am to 10 pm on weekdays, varies for signature needs and Prime preferences.
  • Influencing Factors: Delivery times vary by location, order volume, fulfillment center proximity, and weather.
  • Special Delivery Services: Amazon provides same-day delivery, chosen time slots, and no late drop-offs.
  • Weekends and Holidays: Weekend delivery in certain areas; holiday delays possible, with set hours for New Year’s and Christmas Eve.

Recommendations: When in doubt, wait it out. From what I’ve noticed, businesses get priority, so if a driver is behind, your residential delivery will be delayed. Be patient though, the package will almost always arrive – even if it is a few hours late.

Amazon’s Standard Delivery Hours

Amazon’s standard delivery hours are typically between 6 am and 10 pm local time, from Monday to Friday.

If your delivery requires a signature, Amazon will shorten this time window to 8 am to 8 pm to avoid disturbing you in the early morning and evening.

These delivery times and days can change slightly depending on your location or Amazon subscriptions. For example, Amazon does offer weekend deliveries in some areas, while other locations do not offer this.

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you may also request a certain delivery time, such as a 6 am delivery. This can be particularly useful if you are trying to plan your day around receiving your delivery.

If you do not receive your Amazon delivery on time, there are a few steps that you can take such as contacting support or requesting a late delivery refund.  

Factors Influencing Amazon’s Delivery Times

There are several factors that can impact the delivery times of your Amazon order.

For example, a large order volume can mean that some items in your order need to be shipped separately – resulting in a longer delivery wait.

Certain locations also have slightly different start and end times regarding Amazon deliveries, as well as different protocols when it comes to weekend deliveries.

Factors such as your proximity to Amazon fulfillment centers and unforeseen weather incidents can also influence how long it will take for your order to get to you.

You can check out potential Amazon shipping delays to get a better idea of what to expect when it comes to delayed shipments.

Brett’s Take: Thoughts From an Expert

I have gotten used to the consistency of the Amazon delivery driver on my route. The driver is very consistent, showing up around the same time – 12:00pm – every single day. When they don’t show up at that time, I know something is wrong and I begin to look into it.

For a while, I had some delivery issues when my route used the Amazon Flex program – 1099 contractors in their own vehicles – to fulfill my deliveries.

Drivers would show up at all hours of the day and I never knew when they’d arrive. I had one driver show up at midnight which I thought was a bit strange.

However, now that my normal driver is back, things are fairly consistent.

I’ve noticed that businesses at commercial locations get incredibly consistent deliveries, but residential deliveries can vary greatly. I think Amazon prioritizes the “need to deliver” packages, and businesses get first priority.

This makes sense because people are usually home after business hours, but businesses can close.

Amazon Deliveries Using Special Delivery Services

If you want a bit more control over when your order is delivered, Amazon offers several special delivery options that can help you more accurately predict when you will receive your delivery.

With Amazon Prime, you can choose a same-day delivery option – ensuring you will get your package on the day you order it!

You can also select options such as no late drop-off, ensuring your order will not be delivered any later than 8 pm.

Finally, you can also select exactly what time works best for you so that Amazon will deliver your order during your most convenient 2-hour delivery window.

The Amazon Logistics network is set up so that your order is sent to your home exactly when you want it, whether that be on the same day you order it or during a selected window of time on a day of your choosing.

How Weekends and Holidays Impact Amazon Delivery Times

Amazon delivery services often operate a little differently on the weekend and during major holidays.

On weekends, only select locations offer Amazon deliveries; whether or not this is available for your location will be specified in the item details upon checkout.

During major holidays, delays are to be expected for all packages depending on the capacity of delivery drivers, traffic, and other factors. Certain Amazon items that are fulfilled by merchants do not deliver on major holidays.

Amazon also doesn’t offer late deliveries during New Year’s and Christmas Eve, meaning that they will be operating in an 8 am to 8 pm window on these days.

How to Track Your Amazon Order

If you want to know the status of your Amazon order, you can track it very easily!

Simply navigate to your Amazon account, click on ‘Your Orders’, then select the parcel that you want to track. From here, you can click the track page next to your order to follow its journey.

Amazon will also be able to send you live updates regarding shipping updates and expected delivery times through both email and text.

To turn on text notifications, log into your account and click the ‘communication and content’ tab, then select ‘shipment updates via text’.

This is also a useful feature to use to see if your order is delayed, damaged, or even if you find that your package was never received

Tips for Receiving Amazon Deliveries

Do you want to ensure that your order makes it to you safely and on time? Here are a few of my top Amazon delivery tips to keep in mind:

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1. Watch for Your Delivery

Keep an eye on your delivery to ensure it is on track! This can be done through the live map tracking feature on the website. Simply navigate to your orders page and select ‘Track package’.

2. Select a Secure Drop-Off Location

Select a hidden drop-off location for your delivery to prevent it from being stolen. There is a feature in both the Amazon website and app that allows you to leave a note to your delivery driver, specifying a hidden drop-off location on your property.

3. Select an Ideal Delivery Day

Select a delivery day that suits you. Amazon Prime members can select a specific day of the week that they wish to have their parcels delivered.

This is particularly helpful if your package requires a signature and you want to know when you’ll need to be at home!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Standard Delivery Time for Amazon?

The standard delivery time for Amazon is between 6 am and 10 pm on weekdays unless you have selected an option to request otherwise.

Some locations will also deliver Amazon goods on weekends, but this is dependent on the area and is displayed alongside your shipping information upon checkout.

Does Amazon Deliver Between 4 am and 8 am?

Certain Amazon orders may be delivered in the early hours of the morning, but only if you are an Amazon Prime customer who has selected the “overnight by 8 am” delivery option.

In this instance, your order will be delivered between 4:30 am and 8 am, as outlined during the checkout process.

Wrapping Up

Congratulations on making it to the end of this article!

You are now armed with some valuable knowledge and hopefully have a better understanding of when your Amazon orders will be delivered, as well as some helpful tips to track their journey and have them delivered safely.

With so many different customizable delivery options, Amazon is one of the best when it comes to fast and efficient deliveries.

If you plan on ordering from Amazon or have placed an order already, I hope that you feel well-equipped to schedule, track, and get your order safely on your doorstep (or hidden drop-off point) in a timely manner!

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