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 below $150 will now not qualify for free delivery.

Customers shall be charged between $3.95 and $9.95, relying on the order dimension, the corporate mentioned in an e 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 clients in some areas will be capable of choose an extended, six-hour delivery window for a diminished payment,” Amazon mentioned within the e 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 costs shall be $3.95 for orders between $100-$150, $6.95 for orders of $50 to $100, and $9.95 for orders below $50. Amazon Fresh deliveries over $150 will stay free.

The transfer comes as the corporate appears 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 staff.