Amazon Is Working on Free One-Day Shipping for Prime Members
If you've managed to avoid signing up for Amazon Prime up til now, new changes to the subscription service may finally lure you onto the bandwagon. As The Verge reports, the cost of an Amazon Prime membership will soon include free one-day shipping.
Free two-day shipping has long been one of the biggest perks offered through the service. Amazon Prime costs $119 a year—a fee that can quickly pay for itself if members order from the online retailer on a regular basis.
Now Amazon is looking to add even more value to the membership. During the company's first quarter 2019 earnings call, chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky said that Amazon plans to expand one-day shipping to Prime members, first in North America and then around the globe. In order to do that, Amazon is working with the U.S. Postal Service and its other delivery partners to bring one-day shipping to more ZIP codes. There's no timeline yet showing when the new perk will be available to Prime members, but the company plans to share more details in the second quarter of 2019.
Amazon currently offers free one-day shipping to Prime customers, but only on select orders of $35 or more. This new perk would apply to all eligible orders at no extra cost.
Even before Amazon rolls out free one-day shipping, there are plenty of reasons to join Prime. Members receive unlimited photo storage, free e-books, and access to streaming movies, music, and TV shows. You can sign up for a free trial here.
[h/t The Verge]