February 23, 2017

Lower Shipping Minimums

Dreams of crushing enemies and driving them before him may have been on Jeff Bezos' mind recently as Amazon quietly reduced the minimum order to get free shipping.

To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women.
Conan (the barbarian and sometimes the comedian)

With the recent change, orders of $35 of eligible items or $25 of books trigger free shipping for items fulfilled and shipped by Amazon. The move comes as Walmart has recented reduced their free shipping minimums to $35.

I'm not sure what that part about driving your enemies around means. I mean, is becoming an Uber driver part of crushing your enemies? How does that work exactly? And do driverless cars affect how we discuss what is best in life for marauders in the future?

Regardless, as the giants grapple for control of our wallets, we the frugal consumers get the benefits. Yay for the little guy.