Posts tagged shipping
Amazon Increases Minimum Order for Free Super Saver Shipping to $35
October 22, 2013 | 6:26 pm
You know how you could get “Free Super Saver Shipping” on qualifying Amazon items by ordering at least $25 per order? Those halcyon days are behind us now. Today, Amazon announced it is bumping the minimum order amount to $35. “This is the first time in more than a decade that Amazon has altered the minimum order for free shipping in the US,” Amazon says, as if that makes it better. “During that time, we have expanded free shipping selection by millions of items across all 40 product categories.” And golly, if you sign up with Amazon Prime you still don’t...
iPad Mini Now Shipping in Record Time; Good or Bad News for Apple?
February 5, 2013 | 3:44 pm
By Adrian Diaconescu Success is very transient in the ever-changing tech world, so it’s obvious every gadget sold and penny cashed in counts. You can be on top now and then hit rock bottom the next moment, which is exactly what has happened recently with Nokia and BlackBerry. But if there’s one landmark of stability in today’s tech décor, that’s definitely Apple. The Cupertino-based giant has been on the rise for years—especially with its various iPad models—and there’s no sign of that status quo changing anytime soon. Or is there? There’s been a lot of buzz recently about how Samsung’s Galaxy S3 and other...
Amazon Prime brings physical obects closer to e-style instant gratification
November 28, 2010 | 5:58 pm
One big advantage e-book readers have over printed books is the “instant gratification” they offer their users: as Amazon puts it, you can be reading any Kindle book within a minute of deciding you want it. And I’ve mentioned Amazon’s Disc+ program in which Amazon applies a similar principle to CDs and DVDs it sells. But over the last six years, Amazon has been trying to do the same to its sales of, well, everything else. If they can’t deliver instant gratification, they can at least deliver it faster. This is the purpose of the Amazon Prime program,...