Good news for those doing their holiday shopping online. Amazon announced it will offer free shipping on all holiday orders in time for Christmas, with no minimum purchase price. The online retailer typically has a threshold of $25 for free delivery to non-Prime users, but Amazon is now waiving that charge. Prime members, who are already entitled to free two-day shipping, are also getting a new perk – over 3 million items will be available for same-day delivery for the holiday season.
- Will you be making use of Amazon’s free shipping for your holiday shopping?
‘Tis the season for online shopping, especially if Amazon is your go-to destination. The mega online retailer announced it will offer free shipping on all holiday orders in time for Christmas, doing away with a minimum purchase price — even if you aren’t a Prime member.
The company had previously set a threshold of $25 for orders to qualify for free shipping, but Amazon will waive that requirement starting Monday, according to the company. Hundreds of millions of items will therefore become eligible for free shipping.
Prime members, who are already entitled to free two-day shipping, will also receive a new perk: More than 3 million items will be available for same-day delivery during the holiday season.
The move comes after Amazon’s recent earnings report where revenue rose 29 percent to $56.58 billion, but was below the $57.05 billion analysts expected. Sales were $43.7 billion in the year-earlier period.
For the current quarter ending in December, Amazon said it expects revenue in the range of $66.5 billion to $72.5 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had expected revenue of $73.87 billion.