Listen up, Amazon shoppers! Amazon recently announced that they have increased their free shipping threshold from $35 to $49 for non-Prime members (or orders including $25 or more of eligible books will qualify for free shipping). Such a bummer!

That’s why you should definitely considering signing up for Amazon Prime. Think about this–with the $14 shipping increase per order, you could sign up for the $99 Amazon Prime membership, and after just SEVEN orders, you’ll pay off your Prime membership, which sweetens the deal!

Amazon Prime Benefits:

  • Free two-day shipping.
  • Unlimited, instant streaming of over 40,000 movies & TV shows.
  • Over 350,000 Kindle titles to borrow for free.
  • Unlimited, ad-free access to hundreds of Prime Playlists.
  • Get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com.
  • And, much more!

Please note that while we haven’t seen an “official” release from Amazon, the shipping increase is clearly noted during the checkout process.