Amazon Prime members will no longer get free delivery on some grocery orders starting next month.
Amazon New Orders Under $150 no longer qualifies for free delivery.
Customers will be charged between $3.95 and $9.95 depending on order size, the company said in an email to Prime members on Friday.
The new policy is effective from February 28.
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Currently, the company offers members free groceries on orders over $35, except in New York, where it’s $50.
“We will continue to offer convenient two-hour delivery windows for all orders, and customers in some areas will be able to select a longer, six-hour delivery window at a reduced cost,” Amazon said in an email.
Prime has more than 200 million members worldwide who pay $139 a year or $14.99 a month.
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Under the new policy, the company said the delivery fee 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 are free.
The move comes as the company aims to cut costs Current economic environment.
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Amazon has joined several companies this month. reducing its workforce.
The e-commerce giant announced that it has eliminated unprofitable parts of its business, suspended hiring and laid off 18,000 workers.
The Associated Press provided this report.
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