Target is pushing its free two-day shipping option as the holiday shopping rush looms.The company is removing the $35 minimum from its free two-day shipping offer from Nov. 1 to Dec. 22, with no membership requirement, it said Tuesday. So you'll be able to buy pretty much any item from the retailer, no matter how small, and expect to get it quickly.This follows Walmart's announcement that it's expanding its two-day delivery inventory with help from its third-party merchants -- but maintaining the $35 minimum purchase for eligibility -- on Monday, also without a membership requirement. The funniest Black Friday memes 29 Photos Both retailers are pushing themselves as alternatives to Amazon, which blazed the two-day shipping trail with its Prime program. However, the cost of that membership jumped from $99 to $119 back in May.Target also highlighted its Drive Up service expanding to nearly 1,000 stores by the end of October, allowing you to place an order in the Target app and … [Read more...] about Target cuts $35 minimum cost from free two-day shipping for holidays
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If you were one of the lucky ones like me, then you managed to snag the original Amazon Echo for $99 shortly after Amazon first introduced it at the end of 2014. Back then, you had to request an invitation to make the purchase -- the team at Amazon wasn't sure of how much demand there'd be for their always-listening smart speaker, or for Alexa, the artificially intelligent assistant housed inside.Seems quaint in hindsight, doesn't it? These days, Alexa is Amazon's rockstar, the golden goose that keeps delivering wins for the online mega-retailer. In nearly four years since Alexa's debut, the company has sold millions upon millions of Alexa devices -- 2.5 million in Q1 of this year alone, per Canalys. As for the Echo lineup, it's now a full-fledged family of devices that spans from the ultra-affordable Echo Dot to the refreshed, second-gen Echo, to the touchscreen- and camera-equipped Echo Show. The boom in third-party Alexa devices has brought even more gadgets into play -- everything … [Read more...] about The original Amazon Echo: Is it time to upgrade?
Amazon Prime is best known for two things: free two-day shipping and Netflix-style video streaming. Those are decidedly worthwhile perks, especially considering the relatively low $119 annual subscription charge, but a Prime membership affords more than just shipping and streaming. A lot more. Here's a look at every single benefit included with Prime -- along with a few Amazon services you might have thought were included, but actually cost extra.Sign up for PrimeThe complete list of Prime perks is surprisingly long. Let's start with everyone's favorite. Now playing: Watch this: Fun benefits every Amazon Prime member gets 2:08 1. Free two-day shipping (or better) Many, if not most, of Amazon's physical goods will be shipped to your door in two days -- provided you live in the contiguous US states (sorry, Hawaiians). What's especially remarkable about this is there's no minimum order: Even if you buy a $5 HDMI cable, it'll arrive in 48 hours. In fact, … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime: 21 benefits every member gets
At the beating heart of Amazon’s unstoppable ecommerce expansion is a very basic promise: jobs. When a Fulfillment Center opens, the expectation is that anywhere from 1,000 to 2,200 positions will become available overnight, each providing 40 hours of work per week at a minimum. In reality, the labor hours Amazon needs to power its brutally efficient supply chain appear to be far fewer. To reduce overhead but continue to sop up performance-based incentives from the local governments it operates in, Amazon has become increasingly reliant on a work scheduling scheme that often coerces workers into leaving their shifts early or turns them away at the door without notice. I spoke to 13 of the company’s current and former warehouse workers based in nearly as many states, all of whom were granted anonymity for fear of retaliation. According to their testimonies, the sign that Amazon’s expanding empire may not have the labor needs to support the employment numbers it dangles … [Read more...] about On Amazon’s Time
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