Amazon Fresh Raises Its Free Shipping Minimum Spend

You'll have to spend a lot more money to get Amazon Fresh groceries delivered for free.

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Want free Amazon Fresh delivery? You’ll now have to spend a lot more money. Amazon Fresh is Amazon’s grocery pickup and delivery service for Amazon Prime members, offering a wider variety of products than what you may find at your typical grocery store. On the Amazon Fresh website, you’ll be able to place an order for pick up at an Amazon Fresh location or have it delivered directly to you. 

Previously, free delivery was offered on orders of $35 or more ($50 in New York City). However, your order will now have to be a minimum of $150 to qualify for free delivery from Amazon Fresh. When you consider the cost of an Amazon Prime membership is already $139 a year, this new change has upset many consumers, especially those who don’t really plan on spending $150 worth of groceries at one time and will now have to pay delivery fees.

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Erin Bendig
Personal Finance Writer

Erin pairs personal experience with research and is passionate about sharing personal finance advice with others. Previously, she was a freelancer focusing on the credit card side of finance, but has branched out since then to cover other aspects of personal finance. Erin is well-versed in traditional media with reporting, interviewing and research, as well as using graphic design and video and audio storytelling to share with her readers.