Amazon removes free grocery delivery on some Prime orders

Amazon Prime members will no longer get free shipping on select grocery orders starting next month.

Amazon Fresh orders under $150 will no longer be eligible for free shipping.

Customers will be charged between $3.95 and $9.95, depending on the size of the order, the company said in an email to Prime members on Friday.

The new policy begins on February 28.

Right away, the society offers members free grocery deliveries on orders over $35, except in New York, where it’s $50.

“We will continue to offer convenient two-hour delivery windows on all orders, and customers in certain regions will be able to select a longer six-hour delivery window for a reduced rate,” Amazon said in the e-mail. mail.

Prime has over 200 million members worldwide that pay $139 per year or $14.99 per month.

Under the new policy, the company said delivery charges will be $3.95 for orders between $100 and $150, $6.95 for orders between $50 and $100, and $9.95 for orders under $50. Amazon Fresh deliveries over $150 will remain free.

The move comes as the company seeks to cut costs in the current economic environment.

Amazon joined many companies this month, reducing its workforce.

The e-commerce giant announced that it had cut unprofitable areas of its business, suspended hiring and laid off 18,000 workers.

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