How Do I Get Free Shipping for Amazon?

Shopping through Amazon is a convenient way to get items you need for everyday life and to help your life run smoothly. In addition to competitive prices, Amazon offers a number of options to get free shipping on many of its items. You can get free shipping as a Prime member, when you order a certain amount of merchandise or by subscribing to products.

Amazon is a leader in online general merchandise retail, shipping items all around the world. While shipping isn't terribly expensive with Amazon, many people love the free shipping options it offers customers. How do you get free shipping for Amazon? You can get information on shipping options by contacting Amazon customer support here, and you can read below on ways to get your items shipped at no extra cost to you.

Free Shipping

There are six ways you can get free shipping through Amazon, and most of those do not include a Prime membership.

Prime Membership

Perhaps the best-known method of getting free shipping on most Amazon products is to become a Prime member. Prime membership comes with a number of perks including free shipping on most of the products Amazon offers. To become a Prime member, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Amazon website.
  2. Go to Amazon Prime on the website.
  3. Create your new account and start your three-month free trial.

Not only will you get free shipping on your eligible Amazon orders, but the first three months are also on Amazon. Look for the blue "Prime" indicator for items that ship free with your membership.

Purchase Total

One of the other well-known hacks for getting free shipping from Amazon is to purchase $25 or more in eligible purchases. You can use this option without signing up for Prime. This is a perfect option for those who don't also want streaming services for video, music or Kindle books. Also, several third-party distributors who provide items through Amazon offer free shipping on their items.

Lightweight Items

Recently Amazon has started offering a number of lightweight items such as cosmetics or phone accessories at no cost shipping to the customer.

Filler Items

Sometimes your total purchase can fall just short of the amount needed to qualify for free shipping. When this happens, you can add eligible filler items to get your total up to the required amount for free shipping with Amazon. To make sure you are getting the most benefit for your money, add fillers wisely. If it is an item you don't need and will cost more than shipping, it may be to your advantage to just pay the shipping costs.

Pre-Order Free Shipping

Sometimes you can get your shipping costs removed by using the pre-order option on Amazon. If you have items in your cart that you have to pre-order, Amazon will sometimes give you free shipping for the inconvenience of not getting your items right away. Use this hack sparingly to avoid losing this option.

Subscribe and Save

One of the features of Amazon shopping is Subscribe and Save on a number of household items such as laundry detergent, diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies, and other consumables. When you subscribe, not only do you get discounts on the items that will automatically be shipped to you, you can get free shipping as well. Signing up for Subscribe and Save is free (no Prime membership required), and you save time and money.

Getting free shipping from Amazon is easy using the hacks listed above. For more information, contact customer support here.<

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