Amazon Free Shipping on Small Items Might Hurt Local Retailers

AmazonBox640eCommerce giant Amazon recently released plans for another strategic move that they are hoping will help them secure more business that local retailers are getting: Free Shipping on smaller items purchased through their site.

In a recent blog post on electronic postage solution provider, Endicia, they shared that the new offering from Amazon will provide free shipping on smaller items purchased through their website, but the items will take 5 – 7 days to arrive versus the typical two-day turnaround on most purchased items. The plus for consumers is that they do not have to be Prime Members in order to take advantage of the free shipping service.

Want to know more? you can read the full article from Endicia’s site here.


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