Credit: Thomas LaVergne
Amazon has altered the participation agreement for higher education and corporate clients. It represents a shift in expectations to the model we have been accustomed to since the introduction of the Amazon account for all of Rice through Rice Marketplace.
Amazon issued a notice to participants that the Business Prime Shipping benefit is no longer free. Specifically, we have been operating under the expectation that if we purchase $49 or more of eligible products, we enjoyed free shipping that was guaranteed in two business days. THIS HAS ENDED.
Our new service model is one that Amazon is promoting:-
-The minimum order for free shipping is actually dropping to $25 versus the previous $49 to qualify for Free Shipping.
-Instead of FREE 2 DAY SHIPPING, it is now FREE 3-5 Business Days Shipping
-ONLY orders sold and fulfilled by Amazon will be offered Free Shipping.