All you have to do is spend at least a certain amount at checkout and Amazon will cover the cost of shipping. A lot of online retailers do this, but Amazon was notable because its minimum was surprisingly low at $35.
Unfortunately, Amazon raised that minimum purchase limit from $35 to $49 without so much as an announcement or an email. That’s just under a 50% increase, which is definitely a wet blanket for anyone who relied on this feature for free shipping on Amazon.
There are a lot of reasons why Amazon might’ve done this, but no one can deny that this makes Amazon Prime seem like a better deal now. After all, Prime is only $99 for an entire 12 months — and you get free shipping on any Prime item no matter how little you spend.
How often did you use the non-Prime free shipping limit? With this change, are you more likely to pick up a Prime subscription? Or will you just shop less often at Amazon? Tell us in the comments below!