- Amazon is offering free shipping on all items sold from Amazon with no minimum purchase requirement (except add-on items, though many of those can be shipped for free via Subscribe & Save when that’s an available option), even if you don’t have a Prime membership. This starts today and runs through the end of the holiday season, though an exact end date isn’t yet published.
- Best Buy is offering free shipping on most items with no minimum purchase requirement through 12/25.
- Target is offering free 2 day shipping and return shipping on most items with no minimum purchase requirement through 12/22.
Some Amazon Prime members aren’t going to be happy that everyone gets free shipping for the holiday season. It’s worth noting that free shipping will take 5-8 days compared to 2 days for Prime members. Plus many Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will exclusively only be available to Prime members and lightning deals are only available to Prime members for the first 30 minutes that they are offered.
Of course Prime members get no-rush credits when they order items with the slower shipping speed.
Amazon is playing a delicate balancing act as they move to increase sales after a lackluster quarter without angering their Prime members. That may explain why Amazon is now willing to convert those no-rush shipping credits into Amazon gift cards!
Your move Walmart…