The hours you spend shopping online is about to get that much better. On Tuesday, Amazon announced it would offer free shipping for thousands of small, lightweight items. The best thing about the no-cost shipping is it's available for all Amazon customers, which means you don't have to be an Amazon Prime member to benefit from the new service.
To get your free shipping, items need to weigh less than 8 ounces, measure under 9 by 6 by 2 inches, and be worth less than $10 total. Your package will arrive in four to eight business days without any minimum purchase requirement. But before you start thinking you need to chuck your Prime membership, the $99-a-year subscription service still has its own unique perks. Prime members still get two-day free shipping, access to Prime Instant Video, and unlimited photo storage. So in a way, the new lightweight shipping option won't compete too much with other Prime features.
The company has also been beefing up its offerings to make its Prime membership more appealing. Just last week, Prime members could get free same-day delivery for orders more than $35. So if you're in any of 14 U.S. metro areas, like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, or Dallas, just place an order before noon and you'll have that package delivered to your doorstep before 9 p.m.
The lightweight shipping service is already in effect for some items. In case you need some inspiration, here are nine ideas on what teeny-tiny items can fit in your teeny-tiny shopping cart.
Put Me Down Toilet Decal
This is a must for live-in boyfriends.
Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser And Toothbrush Holder
At the end of the day, isn't it just enough that we even made it to the bathroom to brush our teeth??
Prince Lionheart Jumbo Toy Hammock
Vegetable And Fruit Slicer
Your cooking prep just got much easier.
Key Pete Magnetic Key Holder
Keys, meet Pete. Pete, keys.
20 Pairs Of False Eyelashes
Falsies come and go way too quickly.
Electronic Bug Zapper
Perfect for the summertime. Bugs, beware!
Flower Key For iPhone Home Button
Elegance starts at home.
Cat Earphone Jack Plug
Meow, meow, meow.
Sorry guys, I'll be on Amazon.
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