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Free shipping now a $35 game for non-Prime Amazon shoppers

Amazon is on a mission to cut costs, sparing no one in its path.

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Amazon shoppers, brace yourselves because Amazon is changing the rules of the game.

The minimum cost for free shipping for non-Prime customers is taking a leap from $25 to $35. That’s right, folks. A—an extra $10 stands between you and that sweet, sweet, free shipping.

But fear not, Prime members. Your free delivery on over 300 million items is safe and sound. Continue enjoying your Prime perks while the rest of us hunt for another item to hit that new minimum.

This isn’t Amazon’s maiden voyage into the choppy waters of changing shipping costs. Remember 2016? The minimum was set at a staggering $49 before it graciously descended to $25.

It seems Amazon is shaking things up on both sides of the pond

Meanwhile, our British friends aren’t escaping unscathed. Prime members in the U.K. now face a new £2 charge for same-day delivery if their basket total falls short of £20.

Could this be a cunning plan to lure more people into the Prime fold? With quicker delivery options and a slew of additional perks, Amazon’s Prime membership is starting to look like a golden ticket.

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In the midst of an unpredictable economic climate, big tech firms, including Amazon, are on a quest to trim costs and boost revenue.

And it appears our wallets might be caught in the crossfire. So, keep a close eye on your cart total, folks. It’s a wild ride out there in the world of online shopping.

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