Amazon Lowers Spending Threshold For Free Shipping

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It is no secret that I am a huge Amazon fan. I order items off Amazon like it is my job. I of course have Amazon Prime so that I can get free shipping even if I just need a new toothbrush sent to me. I find it so much more convenient to have items shipped to my front door then having to go out and shop around all over town. Since I travel so much, I have limited time at home and Amazon saves me precious time. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you will be happy to know that Amazon has lowered it’s spending threshold on orders for free shipping from $49 down to $35+. And if you order $25 in books, your order also ships free. This is likely in response to Walmart offering free 2 day shipping on orders over $35+ a couple weeks ago.

Amazon Lowers Spending Threshold For Free Shipping 


Amazon Lowers Spending Threshold For Free Shipping


Orders including $25 or more of eligible books qualify for FREE Shipping. All orders of $35 or more of eligible items across any product category also qualify for FREE Shipping. With free shipping, your order will be delivered 5-8 business days after all of your items are available to ship, including pre-order items.

To place an order online, do the following:

  1.  Add at least $25 of eligible books (in which case all other eligible items in the order also ship free), or at least $35 of all other eligible items to your Shopping Cart. Any item with “FREE Shipping” messaging on the product detail page that is fulfilled and shipped by Amazon is eligible and contributes to your free shipping order minimum.
  2.  Do one of the following: 
    • To place the order using the shopping cart:

      1. Proceed to checkout. 
      2. Ship your items to a single U.S. address in one of the 50 states. 
      3. Select Group my items into as few shipments as possible as your shipping preference. 
      4. Select FREE Shipping as your shipping speed. 
    • To place an order using 1-Click:

      1. Click Review or edit your 1-Click orders on the 1-Click confirmation page. 
      2. Click Change next to Shipping Speed. 
      3. Select FREE Shipping as your shipping speed.

Bottom Line

If you are a frequent Amazon shopper like I am you will be glad to know that Amazon has lowered it’s spending threshold for free shipping from $49 down to $35+. And if you order $25 in books, your order also ships free. Good news for consumers!

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