One year ago Amazon raised the total order price of free shipping from $35 to $49. It seems as though the company has reversed this decision a few days ago and you once again have to pay the old price from all product categories. Orders including $25 or more of eligible books also qualify for FREE Shipping. With free shipping, your order will be delivered 5–8 business days after all your items are available to ship, including pre-order items.
Amazon was likely pressured into lowering their minimum order price because of Walmart. The big box retailer introduced a new policy a few weeks ago that provides free shipping on orders of $35 or more.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.