Amazon Now Delivers Stuff The Same Day You Order It

Awesome: That's my one-word reaction to Amazon's new "local express" delivery option, which will get a Sqweel (or anything else) to your door the same day you order it.

You've gotta order between 10am and 1pm, and it's not cheap: You're talking like a $US15 delivery fee, unless you're an Amazon Prime member, who'll get it for only an extra $US6. (Then again, if you're stuck inside with swine flu, $US15 is a pretty small price to pay to stay wrapped up in blankets in bed while somebody else fetches your shopping list.)

The new service is being tested in seven cities: New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, Baltimore, Las Vegas and Seattle are the first, with Indianapolis and Phoenix coming later. [Bits]