Amazon hikes free shipping minimum

|By:, SA News Editor

Amazon (AMZN +1.1%) increases the size of an order that qualifies for free shipping to $35 in a move well-timed ahead of the holiday rush.

It's the first increase in the U.S. on the free shipping minimum in over a decade.

The big picture: The higher minimum amount could help push more customers into a Prime membership priced at $79 a year.