One of the key benefits of Amazon Prime has long been the free two-day shipping for just about everything. But this time may end – Amazon is talking about switching to free shipping within a day. Oh yes.
In a call to investors, Amazon's Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said yesterday that the company is working to put the prime shipping standard into one day. He said that they have worked "with the development of the Prime Shipping program" with one-day shipping, and said that they will "build up most of that capacity during the course of 201
Road is that Amazon will spend more than $ 800 million on the necessary infrastructure changes to make the change. They will also expand their partnerships with USPS, UPS and FedEx – of course, along with their own delivery service – to make the one-day dream a reality.
Even though it is unlikely that one-day shipping will occur, Amazon is already taking steps to launch the Shindig earlier in all its products before the end of 2019. For example, the minimum of $ 35 for the current one-day shipping option and has only been extended last month. The plan is already in motion.
This is a smart move from Amazon, as many competing retailers like Wal-Mart and Target now offer free two-day shipping for most items. This makes buying from Amazon less attractive to users, especially considering the fact that you do not have to pay the $ 120 a year to the other guys to use the two-day option. The switch to shipping within a day gives Amazon again the shipping advantage.
The big question, however, is one that has not been addressed yet: Will this increase the cost of Prime membership? If I were a betting man, I would give a healthy sum for "yes, probably" – even if an increase does not occur immediately, it will inevitably happen.
No smartphone upgraded in other news How often does Disney seem to want to take control of Hulu, did Walmart open the "shop of the future" and much more. Let's talk about it.
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