Monday, 12 November, 2018

Amazon offers free shipping for everyone through the holidays

STOCK  Getty Images The Amazon logo is displayed on screen of a mobile STOCK Getty Images The Amazon logo is displayed on screen of a mobile
Lloyd Bates | 06 November, 2018, 02:33

Amazon says it will offer free holiday shipping to all of its customers on hundreds of millions of items, a potentially costly competitive move created to keep pace with similar moves by the company's retail rivals.

The promotion will make hundreds of millions of items eligible for free shipping, Amazon said.

Amazon's move follows similar announcements from Walmart and Target last month. Prime membership is not required, although paid subscribers get free same-day delivery when possible. "We see Amazon on the defensive this holiday not traditional retail". The free shipping will probably help boost sales quite a lot, especially since it's the holiday season.

It may be because Amazon felt the need to compete with big box stores who are also offered free shipping promotions. Target dropped its minimum purchase amount last week, offering free two-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of items until December 22.

"They're forcing Amazon to react", Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter said.

Margin For Error Among Midterm Elections Polls Suddenly Explodes
Democrats have a lengthy list of their own priorities they would like to vote on such as lowering prescription drug costs. In Georgia he introduced former University of Georgia football Coach Vince Dooley to address the crowd of supporters.

USA says it stands with Iranians as sanctions hit Tehran
Turkey is among eight nations granted temporary waivers from sanctions the US reimposed Monday on Iran's oil sector. Rouhani said in a statement . "We will proudly break the sanctions", he said at a meeting of economic officials.

Diablo Immortal will be one hell of blast on iPhone and iPad
Last night Blizzard announced Diablo Immortal , a mobile game set in between the second and third games in the action-RPG series. We'll have more on Diablo Immortal as we go hands-on with the game at BlizzCon and speak to Blizzard about this new direction.

Target last month raised the stakes for the all-important holiday shopping rush, offering US customers free two-day shipping. Free two-day shipping has always been the core benefit of the Amazon Prime program, which costs $119/year.

Like previous years, Amazon UK will offer 'Deals of the Day' every day throughout the period across the site along with 'Lightning Deals' - products available at a discount, in limited quantities, for a short period of time - with new deals becoming available as often as every five minutes. Before, the purchase threshold was $25.

Amazon is hoping increase sales after the company's revenue projection for the rest of the year fell below some estimates.

Retailers can expect a robust holiday shopping spree this year.

Recommended

  • Spice Girls announce reunion tour dates

    Spice Girls announce reunion tour dates

    Beckham captioned a picture of Mel B , Mel C, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner (née Halliwell). "It's just the four of us". Earlier on Monday, Bunton said on her Heart Radio breakfast show: "I'm just so excited, I want it out there".
    Apple's growth in India becoming a challenge

    Apple's growth in India becoming a challenge

    Apple has also been trying to diversify its revenues away from device sales by offering additional services to its customers. For the firm's full 2018 financial year, profits increased 23% to $59.5bn, as revenue rose 16% to $265.5bn.
    Passenger's fight with bus driver sparks fatal crash

    Passenger's fight with bus driver sparks fatal crash

    Rescue teams said that at least 13 people died, while two remaining passengers are still unaccounted for following the accident. The bus collided with an oncoming vehicle before smashing through the guardrail and into the Yangtze River on Sunday.
  • Hazard, Giroud ready to thrash Crystal palace ..

    Hazard, Giroud ready to thrash Crystal palace ..

    "I think also Alvaro has a very great potential, physical potential, technical potential, so he has to improve more". The season is still young, but Crystal Palace will be relieved that so many other sides are performing so badly.
    Saudi journalist's body disposed of after dismembering

    Saudi journalist's body disposed of after dismembering

    USA officials, including President Donald Trump , have said the country will face consequences over the killing of Khashoggi. Under mounting worldwide pressure, Saudi Arabia has changed its narrative about Khashoggi's death several times .
    WWE Crown Jewel results: Hulk Hogan is back

    WWE Crown Jewel results: Hulk Hogan is back

    The 41-year-old is biding his time in WWE as he serves a doping ban from the UFC, which ends in January 2019. Ambrose is not scheduled for a match, but he's expected to cost Seth Rollins his World Cup match.
  • Oprah Shocks Georgians While Canvasing for Stacey Abrams

    Oprah Shocks Georgians While Canvasing for Stacey Abrams

    Abrams on Sunday said that the difficulties faced by many first time voters has only galvanized more people to head to the polls. The pitches from Pence and Winfrey clearly fit Abrams' and Kemp's respective strategies.
    Daniel Cormier retains UFC heavyweight title and calls out Lesnar again

    Daniel Cormier retains UFC heavyweight title and calls out Lesnar again

    If Daniel Cormier wants to come back down to light heavyweight, he'll challenge one of the contenders for my belt". We're definitely going to miss Cormier when he hangs up his gloves, which will likely take place next year.
    Aamir Khan is all praises for Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Zero’

    Aamir Khan is all praises for Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Zero’

    Meanwhile, some industry celebs have already enjoyed a special screening of the Zero trailer, which includes Aamir Khan. Salman Khan also has a cameo in Zero , a glimpse of which was in the Eid-special teaser of the film.
  • Brock Lesnar is the New Universal Champion

    Brock Lesnar is the New Universal Champion

    Speaking to WWE cameras after Crown Jewel , Michaels offered a subtle hint that he could be done in the ring after Saudi Arabia. Instead, the Beast will battle AJ Styles in a champion vs champion bout at Survivor Series later this month.
    Battles rock Yemen port city as United Nations  warns of 'living hell'

    Battles rock Yemen port city as United Nations warns of 'living hell'

    According to the United Nations , at least 10,000 people have been killed since the coalition entered the conflict. Yemen has been at war since March 2015, when Houthis occupied northern Yemen, forcing the government into exile.
    India Gets US Waiver From Iran Sanctions Along With 8 Others

    India Gets US Waiver From Iran Sanctions Along With 8 Others

    But we are prepared to work with countries that are reducing their imports on a case-by-case basis. - Financial transactions. Despite these efforts, Allen said any potential Iran oil sanction waivers would likely only be temporary.

Former Professional Referee Has His Say On That Owen Farrell Tackle Former Professional Referee Has His Say On That Owen Farrell Tackle New Zealand have only lost two of their last 21 Tests, including to South Africa in the recent Rugby Championship. Because you want to sack me? If I stay long enough, you're going to get me sacked.

Mac Miller Died From Accidental Overdose Of Fentanyl And Cocaine, Autopsy Finds Mac Miller Died From Accidental Overdose Of Fentanyl And Cocaine, Autopsy Finds TMZ reports that Miller had not taken a lethal amount of each individual drug, but that the combination is what caused his death . Last year, the country experienced a record number of drug overdoses, an increase driven by synthetic opioid use, the CDC found.

Ake impresses United but Mourinho has his doubts over a move Ake impresses United but Mourinho has his doubts over a move May said on MUTV's Matchday Review programme: " I think Ander could have played himself into the team there ". Once again it was the United midfield which got carved open piling pressure on a shaky looking back line.

Accelerate wins Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs Accelerate wins Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time. "We're prepared for the worst and hope for the best". Trained by John Servis and ridden by Rosario, Jaywalk notched a first victory around two turns.

Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan serving with the National Guard Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan serving with the National Guard It ended with an Afghan commando dead, although Rahimi declined to comment on whether this commando was a suspect in the killing. When he was ordered to deploy to Afghanistan in January, he announced that he would take a one year leave of absence as mayor.

Alli hoping to 'keep improving' after siging new Spurs contract Alli hoping to 'keep improving' after siging new Spurs contract Manuel Pellegrini got the performance he demanded from Felipe Anderson after West Ham's record buy sank Burnley . The academy product finished the game with six completed dribbles, more than any other player on the pitch.

India announce final 12 for first T20I against Windies India announce final 12 for first T20I against Windies Star Sports 1, Star Sports Tamil and Star Sports Hindi will provide live television coverage of the match in India . The Eden centre strip promises to be full of runs, and batsmen from both sides will look to make merry.

USA to Grant Waivers to Some Countries Importing Iran Oil USA  to Grant Waivers to Some Countries Importing Iran Oil The Trump administration is reinstating all U.S. sanctions on Iran that were removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. Earlier, Bloomberg reported that South Korea, India , and Japan are among the exempted countries.

Alec Baldwin arrested after argument over parking spot Alec Baldwin arrested after argument over parking spot The actor starred in the movie Hunt for Red October and more recently in TV shows 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live . Police sources teed off on an actor of Baldwin's stature for getting involved in a parking spot street fight.

Pakistani court overturns Christian's death sentence for blasphemy Pakistani court overturns Christian's death sentence for blasphemy Shortly after the ruling, hundreds of Islamists blocked a key road linking the city of Rawalpindi with the capital, Islamabad . The following day, a much larger crowd dragged her to a village mullah, who told her had to either convert to Islam or die.

Saudi embassy road in London 'renamed Khashoggi Street' Mojeb and his team visited the Turkish city earlier this week, ostensibly to share intelligence on Khashoggi's death and killers.

How Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant video skirts rules for political ads How Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant video skirts rules for political ads But Bracamontes was first deported during the Clinton administration and later slipped back into the US during the George W. Many recalled the infamous " Willie Horton " campaign ad from the 1988 presidential election between George H.W.

Oprah Rocks The House For Stacey Abrams Oprah Rocks The House For Stacey Abrams Winfrey also spoke in Georgia Thursday on behalf of Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams , comments that earned prominent coverage on the major cable news networks.

United States plans more China tariffs if Trump-Xi meeting fails United States  plans more China tariffs if Trump-Xi meeting fails Recall that the growth rate of China's economy in the third quarter of this year fell to the lowest since 2009, increased 6.5%. "I think it's a reflection of the lack of conviction that we have in the market right now", Fehr said in an interview.

New ‘Super Smash Bros New ‘Super Smash Bros Ultimate , the company announced that both Ken from Street Fighter and Incineroar from Pokemon will be joining the roster. You may have caught the premiere of the new World of Light Adventure Mode trailer for Super Smash Bros .