Published on June 16th, 2017 | by William Charles12
Amazon Testing Instant Discount For ‘No Rush Shipping’
One of the benefits of Amazon Prime is free two day shipping. This is actually a loss leader for Amazon and they try to offer members discounts for choosing no-rush shipping instead. Typically, they offer a $1-3 digital goods credit or a $5.99 Prime Pantry credit (which basically just offsets the shipping fee; you can only use one of these credits per Prime Pantry order). Recently they added a $3 Amazon credit as an option sometimes.
DansDeal has able to find that some items are now offering an instant discount instead. You can see an example of this here. The discount seems to stay constant regardless of where you’re shipping the item but different items offer different discounts. Personally I much prefer an instant cash discount instead of a digital good credit, prime pantry or even the $3 Amazon credit. I’m much more likely to select no rush shipping, even if I am just saving $1-2.
At the moment this seems to be restricted to items sold and shipped by Amazon and bigger (more expensive to ship) items seem to have bigger discounts attached. Fingers crossed this gets pushed out across the board. As always remember to read our guide to saving money on Amazon.
Hat tip to DansDeals