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Amazon Raises Minimum Order To Qualify For Free Shipping

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After a decade, Amazon.com is changing its minimum order amount to qualify for free shipping. After a decade, Amazon.com is changing its minimum order amount to qualify for free shipping.
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After a decade, Amazon.com is changing its minimum order amount to qualify for free shipping.

The online sales giant, which has a warehouse in Spartanburg, now requires you to order at least $35 to have your items ship without any cost. The previous minimum was $25.

The change took effect Tuesday, just ahead of the holiday shopping season.

According to CNN, Amazon spent nearly $1.8 billion on shipping during the 2012 holiday shopping period. The company wouldn’t say how much it spends on free shipping.

Amazon officials had previous warned of the increase.

Competitors like Wal-Mart and Target offer free shipping on most purchases over $50. Best Buy’s minimum is $25.

Customers who are members of the Amazon's Prime program will continue to get their purchases for free.

Here’s a look at Amazon’s new shipping policy.

Order with Free Shipping by Amazon If your order is $35 or more, you may 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.

Note: Amazon free shipping changed on October 21, 2013. Read more about it.

To place an order online, do the following:

1. Add at least $35 of eligible products to your Shopping Cart.

Note: Eligible items will display "FREE Shipping" next to their price. Product Bundles and items sold separately qualify independently for the $35 minimum purchase.

2. Do one of the following:

To place the order using the shopping cart:

  • Proceed to checkout.
  • Ship your items to a single U.S. address in one of the 50 states.
  • Select Group my items into as few shipments as possible as your shipping preference.
  • Select FREE Shipping as your shipping speed.
To place an order using 1-Click®:
  • Click Review or edit your 1-Click orders on the 1-Click® confirmation page.
  • Click Change next to Shipping Speed.
  • Select FREE Shipping as your shipping speed.

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