Report say, Amazon, in an effort to better compete with rival eBay, announced a new service today that offers free shipping on small, lightweight items for every customer - not just Prime members.
e-Commerce giant to stop charging for shipping of cheap, small items
The new program will act as an alternative to the company's existing $99 a year, delivery-in-two-days Prime subscription.
Named "Fulfillment by Amazon Small and Light" the new shipping scheme will bring tiny items your door in four to eight business days without the need for a minimum order value.
The items just need to weigh less than 8 ounces, measure under 9x6x2 inches and cost less than $10 to qualify. Amazon reportedly hopes to attract a wider customer base including cost-aware shoppers.
Additionally, the new program will act as an alternative to the company's existing $99 a year, delivery-in-two-days Prime subscription.
Previously customers had to order at least $35 worth of goods to qualify for free standard shipping.
"Customers love that even if it's a $5 item, shipping is free for everybody, Prime member or not,"Neil Ackerman, a senior manager at Amazon, told Bloomberg. "Customers love it and sellers love it." And Amazon is hoping customers will love it.
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