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11/05/2014 03:02 EST | Updated 01/05/2015 05:59 EST

Amazon Canada same day delivery coming to Vancouver, Toronto

Amazon Canada has announced it is now offering same delivery in Vancouver and Toronto on online orders received before noon. But it comes at a price.

"With same-day delivery, customers in Toronto and Vancouver can conveniently take care of errands or complete holiday shopping in a day with just a few clicks," Amazon.ca country manager Alexandre Gagnon said in a statement released this morning.

Amazon says the service will be offered seven days a week, but not all items the company sells will be available for quick delivery.

The company says there are more than one million items available for same-day delivery to Toronto customers, and hundreds of thousands available to those in Vancouver.

- Electronics — including movies, video games and consoles.

- Household items — laundry detergent and cleaning supplies.

- Pantry items — packaged food and drinks.

- Travel items — toothpastes, sunscreen and shaving cream.

Not all neighbourhoods are eligible, and Amazon has released a list of postal codes where same-day delivery will be offered. In Vancouver, for instance, the North Shore, and some eastern suburbs are excluded.

Customers who subscribe to Amazon's Prime membership will be charged a flat fee of $6.99 for the service, while others will pay $11.99 per shipment, and an additional $1.99 per item.

Amazon's same-day delivery business has soared in the United States, where it competes with Google in the emerging market.

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