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By ALK2, 01-Apr-2012 19:18 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

Is it possible to use "same day delivery" as a search criteria? So I only see items I can get same day?

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By Jonathan, 01-Apr-2012 19:45 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

If you can, I don't know how to do it.

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By Peter, 16-May-2012 18:59 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I'd love to have this feature...

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By MamaBear007, 16-May-2012 23:12 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

You can suggest this (or any other) feature from:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/features-and-services.html

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By Bruce *Kindle Kurmudgeon*, 17-May-2012 09:32 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

It isn't possible to search for because it is not a feature of the product - it is a complex calculation requiring them to combine your address, the inventory status of warehouses near you, and the current time of day. The search process can't look that up in the database.

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By ALK2, 17-May-2012 09:39 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

Thanks everyone. Bruce, I understand your point, but they need to figure it out when I check-out, so I just want it determined a few moments before that. I think the missing ingredient is that I would need to enter the deliver zip code as a condition to the search. But otherwise, it should be a very doable feature.

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By Derrick Dodson, 17-May-2012 10:56 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

ALK2: the difference is this...when you're on the product page and see the option for same day delivery, look in that green box where the "buy" button is. You will probably see a drop-down menu to choose where to deliver the product. If you change the delivery address (like I do if I want something delivered to my mother for example) the delivery options change dynamically then. Until it has that bit of info, it would be solely basing things on your default delivery address which may not be the one you would ultimately use. I buy many things that I have delivered places other than my house. I know several others on here who do the same. All the other filter topics are based on static information (brand, color, price, Prime eligible, etc.) not on dynamically changing factors, so the change you're looking for is far more than just adding another check box that looks at another entry in a database to check 1 or 0.

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By ALK2, 17-May-2012 11:05 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

Thanks Derrick. That is helpful. My only points were, I would find this feature desirable, and that it is feasible for Amazon to do it. As the the level of demand from other customers, and the difficulty involved in coding it, I can't speak to that.

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By Bruce *Kindle Kurmudgeon*, 17-May-2012 11:31 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

My point is that it really isn't feasible. The problem is that it takes a lot of compute power to 1) determine which warehouse(s) are near you and 2) have a delivery service that can deliver same day and 3) there is still time to do so and 4) the item you want is in the inventory there. Doing that for one item after you select probably takes several milliseconds - a loooong time for a computer.

You want them to repeat that process with every item in any warehouse that could, based on your location and the current time, be delivered to you today. That is hugely complex and could easily take many minutes to compute. It is not a simple lookup of existing product information like most searches are.

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By Official NetNanuNanu, 17-May-2012 11:56 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I cannot imagine anyone getting an item to their home, on the same day. Not possible. Don't even make that suggestion.

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By Bruce *Kindle Kurmudgeon*, 17-May-2012 12:00 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

It has happened before for me, several times.

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By Derrick Dodson, 17-May-2012 12:24 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

It actually happens all the time, Rizzo. My partner is on assignment in the DC area right now and regularly gets several of his orders delivered the same day. My mother is in Oak Ridge, TN and has had that rapid a response, too. There's apparently a shipping center in Knoxville which shows up as the first point in her tracking when that happens. If it's that close, it can happen.

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By Peter, 17-May-2012 12:46 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I live in NYC and almost always select Same Day delivery when it is available...it is without a doubt my favorite feature of Amazon.

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By Official NetNanuNanu, 17-May-2012 12:54 America/Los_Angeles Permalink Report abuse

I don't live next to a warehouse, so I miss out. Gotta thanks those customer service workers for providing this benefit!!

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