free shipping

Business, Logistics

Amazon, Target Waive Minimum Purchase for Free Holiday Shipping

Amazon Package Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com and Target Corp. have opened the floodgates on free shipping. Recent moves by the retailers to eliminate minimum-purchase amounts for free shipping have boosted the share of online orders that get delivered gratis, according to data from retail analytics company DynamicAction.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Offers Free Holiday Shipping to Compete With Target

Amazon Warehouse Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press

Amazon says it will offer customers free shipping on orders delivered through Christmas regardless of whether they are members of the Prime membership program, a move that comes two weeks after rival Target undercut the company with its own free-shipping offer.

Matt Day | The Seattle Times
November 5, 2018
Business, Technology

Carriers, Retailers Struggle to Absorb Costs From Free Shipping for Online Purchases

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The surge in electronic commerce from customers who are seeking free delivery is taxing delivery companies and retailers alike, forcing them to figure out how to absorb the expense.

February 16, 2015