Amazon Offers Free Shipping, No Minimum, to All Shoppers for 2018 Holidays
Posted on November 5, 2018
Amazon is removing the $25 minimum requirement on free shipping for the holidays. They are also expanding the offer to include everyone, not just Prime members.Amazon says the free shipping offer will apply to hundreds of millions of items. Amazon Prime members will get the extra benefit of free same-day delivery on millions of items. Prime members also get free two-day shipping on hundreds of millions of items. Amazon currently offers a free trial to its Prime service.
Amazon's Senior Vice President of North American Retail says in the announcement, "This holiday, customers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum purchase amount on orders that will arrive in time for Christmas, including items from Amazon’s expertly curated Gift Guides across electronics, fashion, home and toys. With hundreds of millions of items available for free shipping to all Amazon customers and more than three million items available with Prime Free Same-Day Delivery, customers can enjoy the largest selection of items that are fast and free."
The new free shipping offer makes Amazon more competitive with retailers like Target and Best Buy, which are both offering free shipping, no minimum deals this holiday season. Amazon has already started its Early Black Friday deals. Early sales are also already underway at many other retailers. You can keep up with the sales on our Black Friday section.