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This article was published on June 3, 2015


Amazon will now ship small items under $10 for free

Amazon will now ship small items under $10 for free
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Amazon is introducing free shipping on a range of small items in its store that cost less than $10 and weigh under eight ounces, for all its customers in the US, reports Bloomberg.

You don’t need to be signed up to Amazon Prime to get free shipping, or worry about a minimum order amount. The Fulfillment by Amazon Small and Light program applies to products like makeup, phone accessories and earplugs.

Orders will be shipped from Amazon’s hub in Florence, Kentucky and arrive at customers’ doorsteps in four to eight business days.

With its lower fulfillment cost, the program could attract sellers away from eBay and encourage more shoppers to try Amazon’s service over its rivals for smaller items.

We’ve contacted Amazon to find out more and will update this post when we hear back.

Amazon Debuts Free Shipping on Small Goods, No Minimum Order [Bloomberg]

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