Amazon is offering free shipping with no minimum purchase

Normally, free two-day shipping is something only Prime subscribers get, and a Prime subscription can cost a fair amount of money.

Amazon is offering free shipping for all customers for a limited time this holiday, starting November 5.

Amazon is testing a new service that will let you pick which day your orders are delivered.

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

According to Amazon, its free shipping offer will apply to "hundreds of millions of items - the largest free shipping selection in the country". As GeekWire points out, Amazon's free shipping offer doesn't guarantee two-day shipping.

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Workers prepare customer orders for dispatch as they work around goods stored inside an fulfillment centre in Peterborough, central England, on November 15, 2017. Before, the purchase threshold was $25. During the fourth quarter of 2017, the company spent a record $7.3 billion getting packages to customers. With this move, Amazon is forgoing numerous fees it would normally collect to offset shipping costs.

The National Retail Foundation forecasts holiday retail sales will climb by up to 4.8% compared to a year ago. The company usually sets the final date toward the end of the season.

Mobile shoppers, can also find where their parcels are in seconds in the Amazon App, use camera search to quickly find the items they want by pointing at an item or barcode, and never miss a deal by setting "Watch-a-Deal" alerts. More than three million items will be eligible for same-delivery.

  • Eleanor Harrison