Back in February, Amazon.com bumped their free shipping minimum from $35 to $49 USD, and at the time, we questioned whether Amazon.ca would follow suit.
Well, that has just happened, as Amazon Canada has raised their free shipping minimum from $25 to $35. Of course, this increase does not affect those with Prime subscriptions, but the increase looks to funnel more people to pay $79 per year for unlimited free shipping with no minimums (Students get Prime for half price at $39).
The free shipping minimum is still less than Walmart.ca and other retailers at $50, but it’s getting there. However, if your cart doesn’t meet the free shipping minimum, you could always combine an order with a friend and have items shipped to different addresses.
For those with Prime (like us), it’s pretty awesome and does make you purchase items (and pay a couple dollars more sometimes) you normally wouldn’t buy, thanks to the no minimum shipping that comes in two days. Ordering items seamlessly from the Amazon iOS app is just too easy, and frees up time battling shoppers and line ups in stores, to spend more time with family.