Amazon Raises Its Free Shipping Minimum To $49 For Non-Prime Members


Even without a Prime membership, Amazon always offered free (and slow) shipping for orders over a certain minimum. For the longest time, that minimum was $25, but in 2013, the company raised it to $35. In its latest move to push its $99/year Prime membership with free two-day shipping, though, the company has now quietly raised this limit to $49.

The good news, though: if you’re buying books, the minimum to qualify for free shipping is still $25 (assuming those books are eligible for the free shipping promotion).

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With this move, Amazon is obviously trying to push more of its customers to subscribe to its Prime service. With its two-day service (or even one-hour delivery for those who can get Prime Now), Prime offers significantly faster delivery and lots of other perks. And now…

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