Millions of additional items on its website sold by third-party sellers will qualify for the free two-day shipping perk.
'Tis the season for online shopping, especially if Amazon is your go-to destination. Amazon Day (not to be confused with Amazon Prime Day) is now available to a selected group of shoppers in the United States, giving them the option to pick a specific day of the week to receive deliveries.
Amazon is waiving the minimum purchase requirement for free shipping, all in an effort to boost holiday sales and add new Prime members.
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This is the first time Amazon is offering such an offer, though the company had free shipping for orders over $25 past year. Before, the purchase threshold was $25. Amazon is making more than three million items eligible for same-day delivery for the holidays. The company expects sales for the fourth quarter to be between $66.5 billion and $72.5 billion. So long as shipping partners are not too backed up, that could mean right up to December 24 given that Amazon can do same-day delivery in select areas. With this move, Amazon is forgoing numerous fees it would normally collect to offset shipping costs.
Black Friday, which falls on Friday 23rd November, has become a highly-anticipated date in the United Kingdom shopping calendar and marks the start of the Christmas shopping season for some people.
The announcement is "yet another example of the steps retail "heavyweights" such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc. will take to continue to expand market share, and they will use every weapon in their arsenal to accomplish this", said Charlie O'Shea, Moody's lead retail analyst, in a statement from the research firm.