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Amazon hikes free shipping minimum

  • 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.
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  • Paulo Santos
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    AMZN would have not taken this move if earnings weren't horrid. It was a central tenet of its strategy.

     

    http://seekingalpha.co...
    22 Oct 2013, 11:15 AM Reply Like
  • Paulo Santos
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    And it will impact growth as well.
    22 Oct 2013, 11:15 AM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    @paulo

     

    Amazon doesn't have an earnings problem; the stock is simply overvalued to silly levels.

     

    Go with the prime at $79 it is a great deal.
    22 Oct 2013, 11:17 AM Reply Like
  • Paulo Santos
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    With earnings at $0, it makes no sense to say it doesn't have an earnings problem.
    22 Oct 2013, 11:20 AM Reply Like
  • Mojo Rising
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    So AMZN will miss another earning call. What else is new. It's still gong up. Why? People love thes guys.
    22 Oct 2013, 12:32 PM Reply Like
  • Deja Vu
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    AMAZON = NAAZMO.com

     

    Rhymes with Kozmo.com
    22 Oct 2013, 01:42 PM Reply Like
  • aatvanherk
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    Amazon will loose a lot of sales !
    22 Oct 2013, 04:03 PM Reply Like
  • stoj
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    free shipment on stuff that costs 15$ ( with no membership, or fees ) was ridiculously cheap, I took advantage many times, but each time, amzn probably made a loss
    22 Oct 2013, 06:08 PM Reply Like
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