If you’re the sort of person who always tries to get your stuff shipped from Amazon through the company’s Super Saver Shipping program, you have a bit of extra work to do. Specifically, you’ll need to put more stuff in your shopping cart.
Amazon says the threshold for scoring free Super Saver Shipping has been increased from $25 to $35. According to Amazon, this is the first time in a decade the company has increased how much money it would take to get an item with free shipping.
One potential effect of the increased threshold could be to push users to Amazon Prime, the company’s $79/year membership program, which doesn’t require a minimum for free two-day shipping — creating an incentive to buy products from Amazon more frequently.
Blair Hanley Frank is GeekWire’s Bay Area Correspondent. He has also worked for Macworld, PCWorld and TechHive. He can be found on Twitter @belril.