Amazon axes free grocery delivery on some Prime orders

Amazon axes free grocery delivery on some Prime orders

Amazon Prime members will now not get free delivery on some grocery orders beginning subsequent month.

Amazon Fresh orders underneath $150 will now not qualify for free delivery.

Customers can be charged between $3.95 and $9.95, relying on the order measurement, the corporate mentioned in an electronic mail to Prime members Friday.

The new coverage begins February 28.

Right now, the company offers members free grocery deliveries on orders above $35, aside from New York, the place it’s $50.

“We will proceed to supply handy two-hour delivery home windows for all orders, and prospects in some areas will be capable to choose an extended, six-hour delivery window for a diminished payment,” Amazon mentioned within the electronic mail.

Prime has more than 200 million members worldwide who pay $139 a yr, or $14.99 a month.

Under the brand new coverage, the corporate mentioned delivery prices can be $3.95 for orders between $100-$150, $6.95 for orders of $50 to $100, and $9.95 for orders underneath $50. Amazon Fresh deliveries over $150 will stay free.

The transfer comes as the corporate seems to trim prices within the current economic environment.

Amazon joined quite a few corporations this month, chopping its workforce.

The ecommerce big introduced it has axed unprofitable areas of its enterprise, paused hiring and layed off 18,000 employees.