Amazon lowers its free shipping minimum from $35 to $25

Amazon has lowered the minimum order amount required to qualify for free shipping for the second time this year. If you aren’t a Prime member, and therefore don’t receive free two-day shipping, you now only need to order $25 worth of goods to receive free shipping. The change was just spotted by BestBlackFriday first, but may have been in effect for several days.

Earlier this year, Amazon lowered their free shipping minimum from $45 to $35. This new policy change, like the one prior, is likely a response to stiff competition from Walmart, who has started their own free shipping policy.

The new $25 minimum for free shipping is now back to where it was in 2013, before the first increase. It sat at $25 for a decade prior to the first policy change, so hopefully it’ll stay at $25 for a while.

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7 comments
  1. Y314K says:

    decode = decade

  2. Y314K says:

    Smart, this should help with the Taxes that they started to charge everywhere. As a non Prime Member I will now be more incline to do some smaller multiple item purchases from Amazon.

  3. HN says:

    Maybe shipping costs are cheaper now for Amazon since have more warehouses now.

    • clocks says:

      I think Walmart is starting to offer free shipping at certain dollar amounts, etc.. I read something over the weekend that they are really looking to move online and get some more of Amazons business.

  4. Leonard Mullen says:

    I assume, because I stopped shopping there ;-)

    Seriously, with Staples price matching, Walmart discounting local pickup, and grocers competing against Aldis, it’s very difficult to choose Amazon these days. No Warehouse or Prime memberships necessary.

  5. Lefty46 says:

    Believe free shipping was $49 at it’s highest

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