You Can Get Free Shipping on All Amazon Orders During the Holidays

Prime members who are already entitled to free two-day shipping will also receive a new perk during the holidays.                        Reuters

Prime members who are already entitled to free two-day shipping will also receive a new perk during the holidays. Reuters

"We know many of our customers are starting to think about Christmas presents, parties and decorations at this time of year and we're excited to offer great deals when shoppers need them most" said Doug Gurr, Country Manager at Amazon UK.

Bottom line: Buy one of over 100 million items you want on Amazon and get free shipping without having to spend $25 now up until Christmas.

Amazon won't be sidelined by brick and mortar stores this holiday. The company's help page for the new program has the fine print: "With free shipping, your order will be delivered 5-8 business days after all your items are available to ship, including pre-order items".

Retailers are competing hard for holiday shoppers, who increasingly expect fast and free shipping.

FBN's Cheryl Casone on Amazon reportedly nearing a decision on the location of its second headquarters and the company waiving its purchase minimum for free shipping on holiday orders. Those who pay for a Prime membership (here's how to get a free Amazon Prime account) will be able to access these deals 30 minutes early.

Amazon is getting ready for the holiday season in a big way.

Like previous years, Amazon UK will offer 'Deals of the Day' every day throughout the period across the site along with 'Lightning Deals' - products available at a discount, in limited quantities, for a short period of time - with new deals becoming available as often as every five minutes.

Don't all your friends with Amazon Prime seem so. well, smug?

While Amazon's offer notably doesn't include two-day shipping, the e-commerce giant appears to be relying on its much larger assortment of goods to draw in customers. Before, the purchase threshold was $25.

Amazon needs to pump up sales after the company's revenue projection for the remainder of the year fell below some Wall Street analysts' estimates.

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