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Amazon: Free shipping saved customers billions this holiday season

With 100 million more items shipped for free this holiday season compared to the same period last year, Amazon said customers saved USD2 billion in fees from the two-day free shipping promo of Amazon Prime.

“We are especially excited that 10 million new customers tried Amazon Prime for the first time,” said Jeff Wilke, Senior Vice President, Amazon.com.

Amazon customers can find millions of items available with Free Shipping on orders over $35. However, over the last few years, unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping with Prime has become the preferred shipping method among Amazon customers.

In the US, membership includes unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 20 million items, instant streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes through Prime Instant Video, one million songs and hundreds of playlists through Prime Music, free unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos, early access to select Lightning Deals and access to over 700,000 books to borrow through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

 

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