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Cost of free shipping going up on Amazon.com

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It's getting more expensive to get free shipping at Amazon.com. Just before the holiday shopping season begins, the online retailer is raising the amount of money you have to spend to get free shipping from $25 per order to $35 per order.

But the Wall Street Journal suggests this is Amazon's way of pushing more people to buy the $79 yearly membership in Amazon Prime, which offers free two-day shipping on most orders. It also comes with Amazon Video which, just like Netflix, will stream movies and TV shows to your television. The two services often have different selections of films and programs available.

Amazon announced the change, which went into effect this week, on its website. Amazon did not explain the reasoning behind the new $35 purchase requirement for free shipping.

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