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Amazon Offers Free Shipping for All This Holiday Season

05 November 2018, 07:14 | Kelvin Horton

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Walmart offers free two-day shipping on sales of more than $35, while Amazon's free delivery-window guarantees are limited to members of its $119-a-year Prime program.

Of course, if you want more benefits, like free videos, music streaming, books, and guaranteed shipping speeds, you may want to try out a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.

Instead of the usual $25 order minimum before shipping and taxes, Amazon is offering free shipping almost all orders shipped and sold by Amazon.

Target last month said it would offer free two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items, with no minimum order size, from November 1 to December 22 - a move created to keep customers looking to shop online from defecting to rivals like Amazon or Walmart, which both charge for expedited shipping. That leaves Walmart as one of the only remaining e-commerce giants requiring a purchase minimum for free two-day shipping.

Competition for online holiday shoppers is heating up, and Monday Amazon announced that it is offering free shipping with no minimum purchase for orders that will arrive in time for Christmas.

'Tis the season for online shopping, especially if Amazon is your go-to destination. It's therefore pretty big news when they announce that this year's sale will be their biggest ever, with 10 days of deals and more great offers than ever before, apparently.

Even though over half of all USA households now have Prime memberships, Amazon would undoubtedly like to convert even more consumers to paid subscribers.

Amazon's shipping costs have grown rapidly in recent quarters.

· Delivery as Fast as Today: Tens of millions of Prime members can shop with FREE Same-Day Delivery on more than three million items. The company usually sets the final date toward the end of the season.

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