The company's help page for the new program has the fine print: "With free shipping, your order will be delivered 5-8 business days after all your items are available to ship, including pre-order items". One caveat: While Prime members still get free two-day shipping, the new offer requires customers who partake to settle for the five- to eight-day variety.
FBN's Cheryl Casone on Amazon reportedly nearing a decision on the location of its second headquarters and the company waiving its purchase minimum for free shipping on holiday orders. If Amazon's shipping costs keep rising at a similar pace, they could easily top $9 billion in the current quarter.
Amazon is joining its rival retailers in beefing up its free shipping program just ahead of the holiday shopping blitz. But you can enjoy the freedom of placing smaller orders without having to worry about an extra shipping fee. That would be more than 12 percent of the $71.8 billion in sales that analysts now expect the company to report for the quarter.
John Cena's Crown Jewel Replacement Confirmed During Raw
He appeared in WWE's "Greatest Royal Rumble" earlier this year in Saudi Arabia, defeating Triple H in the show's opening match. WWE Crown Jewel is set to take place on Friday, at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia .
Amazon did not announce a cutoff date for the promotion, but said that free shipping will be available for all orders arriving in time for Christmas. This year, both Walmart and Target chose to beat Amazon on shipping, but Amazon just responded with its own shipping offer. In both cases, the advantage over Amazon was no paid subscription required to qualify for free shipping.
Typically, Amazon shoppers have to spend $25 to qualify for free shipping or pay $119 a year for a Prime membership. The same week, Walmart announced that two-day shipping would be free for Marketplace items.
If you are a Prime subscriber, Amazon says Prime Same-Day Delivery now offers more than 3 million items, which is the largest same-day selection from the company ever.