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The Seattle retailer, which has partnered with the
The service is now available in cities including Austin, Texas; Lexington, Ky.; and New Orleans (see full list at the bottom). Amazon said it will continue to roll out Sunday delivery to "a large portion of the U.S. population this year."
Mike Roth, Amazon's vice president of North America operations, said the most common items ordered for Sunday delivery include baby supplies such as newborn clothes and books.
"Sunday delivery is clearly crossing errands off the weekend to-do list," Roth said in the statement.
Amazon has been battling with competitors to offer more convenient delivery options to shoppers faced with an ever increasing variety of ways to spend their money.
Earlier this month, Amazon said Los Angeles shoppers have the option of same-day delivery. Subscribers to the company's Prime program pay a flat rate of $5.99 per order, while non-subscribers shell out $9.98 for the first item and a 99-cent charge for each additional item purchased.
List of 15 new cities available for Amazon's Sunday delivery service:
1. Austin, Texas
2. College Station, Texas
5. San Antonio
6. Waco, Texas
8. Columbus, Ohio
9. Lexington, Ky.
10. Louisville, Ky.
12. Oklahoma City
14. New Orleans