Target Sweetens Free Shipping Offer to Nearly All Purchases Over $50

Target announced Monday that it’s broadened its free shipping policy to simplify online shopping for customers and better compete with web retailers. Now, nearly all online orders of $50 or more on, with the exception of oversized or heavy items, will qualify for free shipping. Previously, only some items were eligible, but online shoppers didn’t always realize that and were sometimes frustrated when they checked out and discovered they were being charged for shipping because only some of the items in their cart qualified.