Amazon Triples Number of ‘Free Shipping’ Items
E-commerce giant Amazon.com is upping the ante on its free shipping policy. The company announced that all Amazon seller-fulfilled items are now eligible to contribute to Amazon's minimum order of $35 to qualify for free shipping. Therefore, customers can now get free shipping whether the items are fulfilled by Amazon or from the millions of small and local businesses selling on Amazon. This free shipping expansion more than triples the millions of items eligible to contribute for free shipping, and makes items from small and local businesses offering free shipping even more attractive to customers.