Amazon Jumps in With Its Own Holiday Free Shipping Offer

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Beginning today, however, everyone's purchases qualify for free two-day shipping with no Prime subscription or minimum purchase amount required.

Prime members in the US can also shop FREE Same-Day Delivery on more than three million eligible items!

As part of the promotion, the online retailer is waiving the $25 purchase minimum for non-Prime members starting Monday.

The site announced this morning that all shoppers-Prime members or not-will get free shipping on any order.

Amazon hasn't revealed yet when this promotion will end, just that it applies to "orders that will arrive in time for the Christmas holiday".

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It's official - the countdown to Black Friday is now on with Amazon UK confirming it will run offers from Friday 16 November 2018 until 25 November 2018. As GeekWire points out, Amazon's free shipping offer doesn't guarantee two-day shipping. Shoppers who aren't Prime members will get slower shipping, though, which can take five to eight days. It's the first time Amazon has made such an offer without a minimum order requirement.

Like it or not, the holiday shopping season is almost upon us.

"Thanks to a healthy economy and strong consumer confidence, we believe that this holiday season will continue to reflect the growth we've seen over the past year", the group said in a statement.

Monday's news will pile pressure on Walmart and Target, which in recent years have chipped away at Amazon's lead with their own offers of free two-day shipping.

Prime Now will also offer special Black Friday deals to more than 30% of the United Kingdom population which can be delivered in scheduled one and two-hour delivery windows or within 60 minutes in selected postcodes.

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