Etsy Launches Same-Day Delivery Service for the Holidays

Etsy ASAP allows shoppers on web and mobile the ability to request same- and next-day deliveries


Oct. 29, 2015—Everyone wants to offer same-day delivery these days and, apparently, the artisan marketplace Etsy is no exception. Etsy announced the debut of a new pilot program called Etsy ASAP, which allows Etsy shoppers on web and mobile the ability to request same-day and next-day deliveries from sellers in the New York City metro area for an additional fee.

The deliveries themselves are being handled by logistics company Postmates, but the cost for this sort of instant gratification is a bit steep: Etsy says that its ASAP deliveries will require a flat fee of $20.

That’s a lot more than, say, Amazon Prime Now, which charges nothing for two-hour delivery windows and just $7.99 for a one-hour delivery timeframe. Meanwhile, Google Express offers free same-day deliveries on eligible orders, though there are order minimums required ranging from $15 to $35 (the latter for two-hour delivery windows). Postmates itself, meanwhile, offers one-hour deliveries that start at $5 and are determined by distance, along with a 9 percent service fee.

Meanwhile, UberRUSH also just this month officially launched in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago, offering same-day deliveries for around $5 to $7, the company said. 

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