Amazon offers free shipping for everyone through the holidays

Amazon offers free shipping for everyone through the holidays

Good things do come to those who wait-specifically those who've yet to jump on the Amazon Prime bandwagon.

For the first time, Amazon is offering free shipping on all holiday orders in an effort to add new Prime members and juice the season's sales numbers.

Last month, Target announced that from November 1 to December 22, shipping would be free with no minimum spend required. Shares of the world's largest online retailer were hammered last month after it forecast the slowest rise in revenue at least since the start of 2016.

Like previous years, Amazon UK will offer 'Deals of the Day' every day throughout the period across the site along with 'Lightning Deals' - products available at a discount, in limited quantities, for a short period of time - with new deals becoming available as often as every five minutes.

It may be because Amazon felt the need to compete with big box stores who are also offered free shipping promotions.

The free shipping offer kickstarts today, Monday November 5, 2018.

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Just over half of all United States households have a Prime subscription, analysts estimate. Amazon Day (not to be confused with Amazon Prime Day) is now available to a selected group of shoppers in the U.S., giving them the option to pick a specific day of the week to receive deliveries.

But this is not for two-day shipping.

Amazon is now courting those outside the club, hoping its brand and wider selection will set it apart.

As part of the Black Friday event, Amazon will offer "Deals of the Day" throughout that will see dramatic price cuts on "must-have electronics, toys and fashion to sports, beauty, home items and more". Target promises to deliver the items faster, however.

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