More retailers are now offering same-day delivery — here’s a list

Posted: 6 August 2020 12:29 pm

Men in PickUp shirts load a truck with goods

Big Lots, Fresh Thyme and many more are striving to meet consumer demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last Saturday, Big Lots announced that it will start offering same-day delivery from 1,100 stores across the US in 300 markets. It’s partnering with a logistics partner called PICKUP to roll this out over the next month. The home goods store has seen record growth in its e-commerce business so far in 2020, with a 70% increase in website traffic and a conversion rate three times higher than last year, according to an announcement.

This move by Big Lots reflects a trend in the e-commerce space, with retailers working to offer customers contactless and quarantine-friendly delivery options due to COVID-19. A report from Technavo predicts a 20.39% growth in the same-day delivery market for 2020, with an incremental growth of $9.73 billion.

Some retailers are opting to partner with a third-party delivery service like Instacart to offer same-day delivery. For example, Fresh Thyme grocery stores announced a partnership with Shipt in early July, offering same-day delivery to over 10 million households in 30 metro areas across the US.

The catch with same-day delivery is that it’s usually only available in select markets and for specific products from each retailer. You’ll want to confirm whether or not a retailer offers same-day delivery to your ZIP code before filling up your cart.

Here’s where you can get same-day delivery

These companies offer same-day delivery to select markets in the US:

ComapnyCostMore Info
Amazon$12.99 per order with a Prime membership
  • Order by noon to get your items by 9 p.m.
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Best BuyFrom $5.99
  • Order by 1 p.m. to get your items by 9 p.m.
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Big LotsTBATBALearn more
The Container StoreFrom $20 for 3-hour delivery
  • Only available in Manhattan and select counties in the tristate area of New York
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CVSFree for prescriptions through August 2020
  • Same-day delivery is free for CarePass members all the time
  • It uses Shipt and Instacart
Learn more
FTDFrom $5
  • Order before 2 p.m.
  • Extra service fee applies
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Kohl’sFrom $9.95
  • Order by 1 p.m.
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Macy’s$10 for orders that qualify for free standard shipping
  • Order by noon Monday through Saturday or by 10 a.m. Sunday
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Office Depot and OfficeMax$15
  • Order before 2 p.m.
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Sam’s ClubFrom $8.99 on orders of $35 or more
  • It uses Instacart
  • Same-day delivery is free for Instacart Express members
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  • Available Monday through Friday
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TargetFrom $9.99
  • It uses Shipt
  • Same-day delivery is free for Shipt members
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WalmartFrom $7.95 — though it can vary by location
  • $100 money-back guarantee
  • Select Express at checkout to receive your order in less than 2 hours
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Whole FoodsFree for Prime members
  • Available by invitation only because it’s still in a testing phase — go to to check for eligibility
Learn more

If the retailer you want to order from doesn’t offer same-day delivery, check to see whether curbside or in-store pickup is available. Many retailers are offering this free of charge during the pandemic.

Same-day delivery from third-party services

Apps like Instacart and FreshDirect will do your grocery shopping for you at hundreds of local grocery stores nationwide. If you need to order household goods — from keyboards, computers and TVs to batteries or fluffy slippers — check out Postmates or Shipt.

Photo: PickUp

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