Orders from Amazon.com will soon be arriving on doorsteps not just six days a week, but seven.
The online megastore announced a deal on Monday with the U.S. Postal Service. Amazon said the first Sunday deliveries would be made this coming weekend.
The service initially will be available only in metropolitan New York and Los Angeles, spokeswoman Kelly Cheeseman said. But the company envisions expanding it to Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenixin 2014, she said.
Sunday delivery comes with the same shipping charges as delivery on any other day of the week, Cheeseman said. Amazon Prime members, who pay an annual fee to qualify for free shipping and other perks, will be able to place orders on Fridays for Sunday delivery.
The company spent $1.8 billion on shipping in the last three months of last year, according to regulatory filings.
Amazon(AMZN) has long-explored efficient and fast delivery options, especially in the most expensive and complex portion of delivery: the so-called last mile. The company has more than a dozen fulfillment warehouses across the United States.
It currently offers a fresh food delivery service in Los Angeles and Seattle, where the company is based.