Here is some unexpected news. If you go on Etsy looking for that special handcrafted something, and happen to be in NYC, maybe you’ll be treated to Amazon style shipping. The retailer has recently partnered up with Postmates and they will begin trialing same-day and next-day delivery options for those living in New York City.
This will also depend on whether or not the seller is based in New York of course. If they are, buyers can see the “Etsy ASAP” option when purchasing. You expect this from the likes of Amazon, but not a retailer like Etsy. Interesting.
This option will result in an increase in shipping price of $20, so you will be paying a fee for that speedy delivery. It is not free by any means. You will have to decide if it is worth the extra $20 when making your order. Of course those made-to-order items won’t have same-day delivery options.
This option may help Etsy compete with other online retailers if all goes well. You may or may not know that Amazon appears to be challenging Etsy with their own “Handmade” section they unveiled recently, so the pair appear to be in some sort of battle for your dollars.