Amazon issues pre-Christmas delivery warning

Amazon has issued a delivery warning in the final days before Christmas, warning consumers not to rely too heavily on its next-day delivery service.

The online retail giant offers free next-day delivery to all its Prime customers, with some products even promising same-day delivery on Christmas Eve.

However, following the jump in demand for online shopping and courier deliveries amid the Omicron surge,  Amazon has told customers that the busy festive period could lead to certain deliveries taking longer than usual.

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Consumers looking to place last-minute Christmas orders have been warned that currently, a number of Prime products – which are typically delivered the next day – are not able to guarantee delivery in that time frame.

An official statement read: “During this busy period, some deliveries may take slightly longer than usual. As always, please see your up-to-date delivery date at checkout, which provides our most accurate estimate of the delivery date.

Typically, Amazon’s delivery guidelines show that next-day Prime orders could be placed as late as December 23, while product which are eligible for same day delivery could be placed on Christmas Eve morning and still arrive in time for the big day.

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