Amazon to roll out free shipping to everyone during 2018 holiday season

Amazon will offer free shipping on holiday purchases

Amazon will offer free shipping on holiday purchases

Amazon's warehouse in Fall River, Massachusetts.

It's offering free shipping on all holiday orders arriving in time for Christmas.

Amazon also said that Amazon Prime members will be able to enjoy free same-day delivery.

Amazon has just announced that they are offering free shipping to all Amazon customers in the US with no minimum purchase starting Monday, November 5!

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Prime members already get free shipping, but they'll get a holiday perk, too. For example, if you always work from home on Wednesdays, make that your Amazon Day and all your orders will be delivered then. Target announced last month it would offer free two-day shipping on all orders from November 1 to December 22.

With the all-important holiday season kicking off around Thanksgiving later this month, retailers are jockeying for customers' dollars and hoping to outpace Amazon, which takes up almost 50 cents of each dollar spent online in the US. And Amazon is now hitting back with a considerable shipping deal of its own. A spokeswoman said it is the first time Amazon has dropped its minimum order size to qualify for free standard shipping - which generally takes between five and eight days - to zero.

While Amazon's offer notably doesn't include two-day shipping, the e-commerce giant appears to be relying on its much larger assortment of goods to draw in customers.

Walmart offers free two-day shipping on sales of more than $35, while Amazon's free delivery-window guarantees are limited to members of its $119-a-year Prime program.

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