It’s unclear when the change will be fully implemented, but some local zip codes recently gained access to the free one-day shipping as well as the option to pick an “Amazon Day,” where Prime members can choose a day of the week for their packages to arrive.
Amazon has made moves in recent months to expand its presence in the Dayton region including the expectation of hundreds of jobs moving in the the Wilmington Air Park for a new “air gateway” and package sorting operation.
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The company also completed construction on a Monroe fulfillment center last summer and is in talks with the city of Kettering and other groups to open a last-mile distribution facility in the Kettering Business Park.
Sales at Amazon were up 17 percent in the first quarter to $59.7 billion. Operating income increased to $4.4 billion in the first quarter, compared to operating income of $1.9 billion in the first quarter of 2018.
Walmart shares dropped from $103.52 at 4 p.m. Thursday to $100.45 at open on Friday after the news. The stock rebounded partially on Friday, but remains at $101.53, nearly 2 percent below Thursdays close.
Target stock closed at $81.74 Thursday and dropped more than 8 percent to $74.97 Friday morning. At close on Friday the shares were valued at 77.12.
For the second quarter of 2019, Amazon expects net sales between $59.5 billion and $63.5 billion, growth of 13 to 20 percent from the same quarter in 2018.
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