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It puts in line with its Quidsi division, which also requires a $49 minimum order for free shipping, as well as Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s $50 threshold. Competitor Inc. requires a $35 basket while Target Corp.’s is $25.

Amazon also is likely working to contain shipping costs that have ballooned in recent years. Those expenses jumped 37% to $4.17 billion in last year’s fourth quarter. As a percentage of sales, shipping costs rose to 12.5% in last year’s fourth quarter from 10.9% a year earlier.

Amazon Boosts Free-Shipping Minimum to $49, Elevating Prime Service - Digits - WSJ


Amazon Lockerというロッカーがコンビニなどに設置されていて、コードを入力することで受け取れるようになっています。このサービスは日本でも始めてもらいたいですね。

Your package will be available for pickup at an Amazon Locker for three business days after you receive your pickup code. Help: Pick up a Package at an Amazon Locker

また、トラックを自社で所有しようとしていたり、 plans to roll out thousands of branded semi-trucks to help shuttle inventory between its facilities, an effort to take more control of its shipping processes.

Amazon Buys Semi-Truck Fleet to Shuttle Inventory - Digits - WSJ



米アマゾン、ボーイング機20機をリース契約-自前の航空網を構築 - Bloomberg

Amazon Prime

また、無料配送の下限を上げて、できるだけ多くの商品を一度の配送しようとするのと同時に、Amazon Primeの勧誘も積極的に行っています。Amazon Prime では2日で商品が届きます。


By jacking up the minimum amount for free shipping, Amazon is hoping people will order more items per purchase or forgo the free shipping. But the move may also convince more consumers to try Amazon Prime.

For $99 a year, subscribers receive not just free two-day shipping on most products but also access to a large selection of streaming movies and TV shows, unlimited music streaming with Prime Music and unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos.

Amazon's free shipping now costs you at least $49 - CNET




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