Today, Amazon is starting free delivery service in the U.S because festive season is just around the corner so the company decided to ditch the shipping charges for Christmas orders in the U.S country for non-Prime members. Amazon has removed and reduced its shipping charges from almost every product, made delivers free “hundreds of millions” of products in accordance with the e-commerce giant.
To get the free delivery the company takes a small amount of $25 but Amazon said they offer free delivery service for a limited time. The offer might be inspired when Last month the company announced two days of free shipping and with no minimum spend.
Amazon market competitors Walmart goes on sale on the eves of Christmas and offers two-day free shipping on orders of $35 or above. Whereas Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also coming later this month. Therefore, Amazon thought of giving free delivery service in order to make customers happy on this festive season.
“Tens of millions of Prime members can shop with FREE Same-Day Delivery, now available on more than three million items – the largest same-day selection in the U.S. including the best gifts like toys and electronics, as well as home, fashion and everything you need to enjoy the holidays,” Amazon said in an announcement.
During last year festival holidays, Amazon spent a sum of $7.3 billion on shipping plus the promotions increase the cost at a higher level. However, a few weeks ago eBay filed a lawsuit against Amazon in Santa Clara County, California, accusing the company over stealing its third-party sellers.
Amazon has been expanding its retail operations and includes third-party sellers that can sell products direct to consumers whereas eBay has started an auction site for used good and where companies can create an e-commerce network. It is clear that both the companies are in direct competition while Amazon declined to comment on the news.