Internet retail giant, Amazon, has upped the limit for minimum purchases that qualify for free shipping. Dollar-conscious customers will now have to make a minimum order of $35 instead of $25, which has been the norm for over a decade.
Amazon posted an update on its website notifying people of the change, but it didn’t list a specific reason for the change – simply encouraging users to step up to an Amazon Prime for free shipping. Touting the advantages of a video service and significantly reduced shipping costs, Amazon certainly made a strong case for the switch. With unlimited free two-day shipping and an internet streaming service that rivals Netflix, its goal seems clear.
“The service is so popular that more than a year ago we began shipping more items with Prime than with free shipping,” the press release claims.
If you run the math and you buy even a few things on Amazon each year, a Prime membership looks to be a very attractive option, and now you have one more reason to upgrade.