Amazon drops free-shipping minimum for all customers

Prime members who are already entitled to free two-day shipping will also receive a new perk during the holidays.                        Reuters

Prime members who are already entitled to free two-day shipping will also receive a new perk during the holidays. Reuters

Walmart said it's adding millions more items to its free two-day shipping program, but kept its $35 minimum.

Amazon is following Target and temporarily dropping the minimum amount shoppers need to spend to qualify for free shipping.

Consumers have long heralded Amazon for its free two-day shipping for Prime accounts on eligible items, prompting other big-box retailers such as Target and Walmart to offer free expedited shipping during the holiday season as well.

A few weeks ago, Target announced that it's going to offer customers free 2-day shipping during the holiday season, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with absolutely no requirements.

See the details about Amazon Prime and get a 30-Day free trial (just in time for Black Friday deals) at Amazon.com HERE.

Trump heads to Georgia, Tennessee with 2 days until midterms
Meanwhile, President Trump said the final sprint before the polls reminded him of the lead-up to his presidential victory in 2016. Phil Bredesen for an open Senate seat, before heading to Missouri Monday to try to flip a Democratic seat into the red column.

But Amazon early on Monday announced that it'll now offer free shipping with no minimum purchase through the holiday season. Target dropped its minimum purchase amount last week, offering free two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items until December 22. Also mentioned was the previous free-delivery threshold on orders larger than $25.

Not only does that make shopping more convenient, helping avoid the potential for orders being pilfered from your porch (those Amazon delivery drones have yet to go mainstream), it also has a couple of environmental benefits.

Amazon's shipping costs have grown rapidly in recent quarters.

USA online retail sales in November and December will rise 14.8 percent, to $124 billion, software maker Adobe said last week in a forecast based on data from 80 of the 100 largest online retailers.

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