Amazon’s getting in the live Christmas tree game, guys.
The company announced today that starting this November, you’ll be able to skip the tree lot and order your fresh, living tree online.
I mean, you’re already ordering everything that goes UNDER the tree from Amazon — why not throw in the tree, too?
Here are some details:
People apparently want to buy their trees online.
Last year, Amazon quietly offered some short little trees (under 3 feet tall) and connected people to third-party vendors for taller trees.
Apparently a lot of people were interested in buying their trees online, and so Amazon stepped up their game.
Last year, 2% of U.S. shoppers bought their live trees online. I’m gonna guess that number will grow this year.
Prime’s 2-day shipping applies to Christmas trees — and they’ll be fresh.
Yep, it’ll come in a box. Amazon is committed to getting your tree to you within 10 days of it being cut — and tree experts say that as long as the box stays at room temperature or below, it should survive just fine.
So, no concerns about getting a Prime box full of brown pine needles.
There will be a number of different kinds of trees available.
Amazon will offer Fraser Fir, Douglas Fir, Black Hills Spruce and Norfolk Island Pines, ranging from 2 to 7 feet tall.
In addition, they’ll be increasing their selection of fresh holiday decor — including wreaths, garland and flowers.
The delivery is way convenient, but far more expensive than going to a lot.
For senior citizens, urban dwellers and folks who don’t have time to browse the local tree lot, a live tree shipped to your door is pretty freaking amazing. But it comes at a cost.
More price details are still to come, but for starters, a 7-foot Fraser fir (harvested in North Carolina) will go for $115. Wreaths cost $50, and holiday plants will run you $25 each.
Keep in mind, the average price Americans spend on a tree is $74.70.
No word on whether you can add any of these to your Amazon subscriptions.
Get a credit with Paribus if your tree arrives late.
Paribus scans your online purchases to make sure you’re reimbursed if something you bought drops in price — but it also negotiates with Amazon on your behalf to get you a credit like a gift card if your shipped items arrive late.
That includes Christmas trees!
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