Amazon offering free holiday shipping to everyone

Prime members will be able to shop free same-day delivery on millions of items.

November 05, 2018, 3:01 AM

Amazon has found another way to entice holiday shoppers this season: free shipping to everyone, including non-Prime members.

Beginning Monday, the online retail giant said it will expand its free shipping to all customers on items scheduled to arrive in time for Christmas -- with no minimum purchase required.

PHOTO: Workers prepare customer orders for dispatch as they work around goods stored inside an Amazon.co.uk fulfillment centre in Peterborough, central England, on Nov. 15, 2017.
Workers prepare customer orders for dispatch as they work around goods stored inside an Amazon.co.uk fulfillment centre in Peterborough, central England, on Nov. 15, 2017.
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The offer applies to "hundreds of millions of items," Amazon said, describing the perk as "the largest free shipping selection in the country."

PHOTO: The Amazon logo is displayed on screen of a mobile photo in a stock photo.
The Amazon logo is displayed on screen of a mobile photo in a stock photo.
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Consumers have long heralded Amazon for its free two-day shipping for Prime accounts on eligible items, prompting other big-box retailers such as Target and Walmart to offer free expedited shipping during the holiday season as well.

Retailers are expected to continue to slash prices as shoppers turn their attention to Black Friday.

PHOTO: Boxes filled with merchandise sit stacked before shipment at the Amazon.com Inc. distribution center in this file photo, Nov.26, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz.
Boxes filled with merchandise sit stacked before shipment at the Amazon.com Inc. distribution center in this file photo, Nov.26, 2012, in Phoenix, Ariz.
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About $720 billion in sales are up for grabs for the Black Friday shopping weekend, according to the National Retail Federation.

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