Amazon make big changes to their Free Super Saver Delivery option

23 July 2013

amazon-logoAmazon have today announced some significant changes to their Free Super Saver Delivery and without giving too much notice they have decided to roll this out from today.

There is now a £10 minimum spend needed to qualify for Free Super Saver Delivery in a number of product categories.

The categories that appear to be unaffected by these changes include books, DVDs, Blu-rays, music, video games and software products. Amazon say that these changes will affect only a very small proportion of customer orders.

Members over at HotUKDeals have come up with a way of bringing down the cost of postage should you be ordering outside of the exempt categories by just adding a cheap CD to your basket.

So, will this put you off of using Amazon or are you already a paid up Amazon Prime (£49 per year) member benefitting from free one day delivery all year round?

8 comments

  • badger
    I noticed that Amazon Prime sneakily changed from Free NEXT Day Delivery to Free ONE Day Delivery. So presumably they can send it out any old time now.
  • Kevin
    'Orders that include books, DVDs, Blu-rays, music, video games and software products continue to qualify for Free Super Saver Delivery with no minimum spend threshold.' So most of the things people will buy then? Funny how they don't give examples of things that are actually affected.
  • DragonChris
    Devastating news :(
  • sjhoward
    @badger Amazon Prime has always been "One-Day Delivery" in the UK, so no change there. See this quote from when they launched Prime in the UK in 2007 (http://www.thebookseller.com/news/amazon-prime-launches-uk.html): "Amazon.co.uk customers can now enjoy free One-Day Delivery on millions of eligible products from books to Dr Who toys, from kitchen knives to DVDs, and it's a great time of year to sign up."
  • tin
    Why do none of these articles mention that it used to have a minimum spend anyway?
  • badger
    @ sjhoward Thanks - my bad!
  • Kevin
    How much does it cost to make a post 'sponsored' on Facebook?
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