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Amazon raises minimum spend for free shipping to $49

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Amazon.com has raised the minimum spend required from non-Prime members to qualify for free shipping to $49.

For years, the minimum spend required was $25, which was then raised to $35 in 2013 and now it has gone up another $14, Post & Parcel Info reports.

For book orders the free shipping threshold remains at $25.

Amazon has not issued an official statement about upping the free shipping threshold – but the move is expected to make its Prime service (annual U.S. subscription $99) even more attractive.

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