However, lately I have been receiving orders from Amazon within nine business days. They usually arrive within 5 business days.
I am an Amazon Prime member and I live in Hawaii I understand why it takes five business days for delivery. This new delivery window of nine days is really unusual and this happened for my two recent orders. .
The sad thing is that my recent order on October 17, 2015 got shipped on October 22, 2015. That's five days. Then Amazon shipped using Fedex 2 Day Delivery Shipping which is not cost effective. They could have used USPS Priority Mail for cheaper option.
I believe they are holding shipping thinking that customers are going to buy more products. They justify the processing time by still shipping Fedex 2 Day Delivery Shipping.
It is not good business and not good for customers.
I am not sure if it is even worth having Amazon Prime membership anymore with these long delivery window times.
I am buying more on eBay now because of this thing going on with Amazon delaying deliveries to Hawaii. At least eBay sellers are individuals and they want to please their customers so they ship fast.