This was bound to happen as shipping costs continue to plague companies around the world. As other companies strategize on how to compete with it and similar powerhouses like Walmart, Amazon has been testing the idea of raising the minimum requirement before non-Prime customers can qualify for free shipping.
The cost has been $25 for its customers for a while now, but recent changes rolling out resulted in some seeing a higher amount of $35. A change that doesn’t affect everyone, but instead, certain locations. In what appears to be a global move to eventually raise it for all if it feels its testing of the waters works out to be beneficial.
It wouldn’t be the first time as the price has gone up and down multiple times through the years. Going lower, higher, and then back to $25. The latter of the amounts has proven to be quite the success when it comes to shaking up the competition. However, a move like that clearly comes at a cost and the company is likely starting to look at recouping this cost.
Of course, if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you don’t have to worry about these changes as you will continue to receive free shipping on most of the products on Amazon. This only acts as a tool to apply a little more pressure on those unsure about making the jump.
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