Amazon Canada: Free Shipping Threshold Raised To $35



It will still be one of the cheaper free shipping thresholds in Canada, but Amazon quietly raised the amount you need to spend for free shipping without Prime to $35.

If you spend less than $35, shipping will cost over $4 depending on items and weight and lots of small items can really drive up the price on per-item shipping costs so if you order small stuff and do not spend $35 regularly, Prime may be worth it.  You can see a full list of shipping costs here.

Amazon Prime is $79 per year and includes a 30 day free trial, so if you order very occasionally, it can be worth signing up and cancelling before your trial ends (which you can only do once).

Will this change how often you shop with Amazon?

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7 responses to “Amazon Canada: Free Shipping Threshold Raised To $35”

  1. Abby1 says:

    Thanks for the heads-up!

  2. Amy says:


  3. Shar says:

    You can’t really blame them and I think it’ll be easy to top up an order.

    Wish they sold decent plus size clothes – it’s a whopping $120. for a free ship from Pennington’s for example.

  4. Andy Humphries says:

    Just another ripoff from a large company trying to boost profits.

  5. Free Finger says:

    Ebay’s stock is going to be on the rise! Sorry Amazon, but I already had issues with top ups to 25$ … First choice will now always be Ebay.

  6. annie says:

    They really want to force people to use their Prime, don’t they? Trouble is, I found that too many items did not ‘qualify’ for Prime, so I did not renew my membership.

    • FallenPixels says:

      Pretty much anything sold & shipped by Amazon should qualify for Prime. But yes, the vast majority of Prime users do not actually use $79 in shipping (since Amazon gets good bulk shipping costs) so it is a moneymaker for them – especially since Canada offers less benefits for prime. I would probably buy it if it was under $50, but I would rather add on an item I would buy in store anyway than pay shipping.


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