Yes, Amazon delivers on Sunday – but not everywhere

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If you live in the right location, Amazon will deliver to you on Sundays. Chesnot/Getty Images
  • Yes, Amazon does make deliveries on Sunday – but not everywhere in the United States.
  • If Amazon delivers on Sunday in your area, you’ll likely see it as a shipping option when you order something.
  • You can also contact UPS or USPS directly for more information, since they handle Amazon’s Sunday deliveries.
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Amazon has become one of the biggest companies in the world by offering quick shipping nearly everywhere in the country. And in most places, “quick” even means delivering on Sundays.

Yes, Amazon delivers on Sunday

Unlike traditional mail, Amazon makes package deliveries every day of the week, Sunday included. These Sunday deliveries are available to all customers where the service is available, regardless of Amazon Prime membership.

If you choose to have your package delivered to an Amazon Locker, there’s a chance that it’ll be delivered there on Sunday too.

Amazon does this by partnering with UPS and the United States Postal Service. UPS and USPS both receive packages from Amazon, and then make the “last mile” delivery to your doorstep. But don’t expect them to deliver any other kinds of packages – Amazon is the only company that they deliver on Sunday for (aside from the occasional USPS Priority mail).

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Amazon outsources many of its deliveries to companies like UPS and USPS. Jim Young/Reuters

However, there are some restrictions.

Sunday deliveries aren’t available in all areas

UPS and USPS only launched Sunday delivery a few years ago, and it still isn’t available everywhere in the United States. This means that if you live in certain areas – especially more rural areas – Sunday delivery won’t be an option for you.

Amazon doesn’t keep a public list of areas with Sunday delivery; when asked for comment, an Amazon spokesperson simply said it’s available in areas where their “delivery partner and carrier network supports Sunday delivery service.”

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As time goes on, more cities will support Sunday deliveries. AP/Gene J. Puskar

If you go to checkout with an order and then see “Sunday” as an option under Review items and shipping, it’s definitely available in your area.

But the surefire way to find out if you’re living in the right area for Sunday deliveries is to call UPS and USPS directly. If you connect to a representative and give them your address, they should be able to tell you if your address is eligible for Sunday deliveries.

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