Press release

Amazon.ca Celebrates the Holidays with the Gift of Free Shipping

October 29, 2002 at 12:00 AM EST

Free Express Shipping on Orders of $39 or More, Effective Today

SEATTLE—(CNW)–October 29, 2002-Online retailer Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) today announced that it is giving customers the gift of free shipping this holiday season. As a special holiday promotion, Amazon.ca is lowering its current $75 free shipping threshold to offer free shipping on orders of $39 or more. This holiday offer extends the savings already available to Amazon.ca customers, including 40% off 40 national bestselling books; up to 30% off DVD pre-orders; 30% off books over $30; and everyday low prices on books, CDs, videos and DVDs.

"This holiday season, we're thanking Amazon.ca customers by inviting them to shop early and take advantage of free shipping on orders of $39 or more,” said Marven Krug, general manager for Amazon.ca. "From the Spider-Man DVD to Elvis: 30 #1 Hits to Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, Amazon.ca is the place to find, discover and buy the perfect gift for everyone on your list this season.” 

Customers shopping in Amazon.ca's Books, Music, DVD and Video Stores will find a convenient, hassle-free shopping experience with free express shipping on orders of $39 or more that are shipped to a single Canadian address.

More detailed information about Amazon.ca's free shipping offer can be found at www.amazon.ca/free-shipping. 

About Amazon.ca

Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) is part of the global family of Amazon Web sites that have become known for great prices, selection and convenience. Amazon.ca customers can find and discover over 1.5 million English and French books, CDs, videos and DVDs--all at everyday low prices. Amazon.ca sources products directly from Canadian publishers and distributors, ensuring a rich offering of Canadian titles and content. Features such as original editorial reviews in English and French and product recommendations help Amazon.ca customers find the right products for them within the site's broad selection. 

To ensure all orders are delivered to customers quickly and efficiently, Amazon.ca works with Canada Post, one of the world's most progressive postal companies. Orders placed at Amazon.ca are fulfilled and shipped from within Canada by Assured Logistics, a part of the Canada Post Group of Companies. 

Through Amazon.ca Associates (www.amazon.ca/associates), third-party Web sites can link to Amazon.ca and earn referral fees on sales generated by those links. Customers can also go directly to Amazon.ca from MSN Canada, canada.com, Canoe.ca and AOL Canada.

Amazon.ca is the trading name of Amazon.com.ca, Inc., an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc.