Amazon will deliver packages for free

Orders have to exceed €39 to be eligible.

(Source: AP/SITA)

German Amazon will ship its packages to several European countries, including Slovakia, for free.

This will concern orders over €39 purchased via an online shop at www.amazon.de, as the company informed on its website.

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Customers in Slovakia could enjoy free delivery shortly before Christmas but the company has decided it will not offer the service only for a limited time period, the Sme daily wrote.

The online company Amazon originally offered only books, but it later developed into one of the biggest e-shops in the world, offering a wide range of products. Many people, however, complained that the postage, especially for common products, was too high. As a result, they often preferred smaller, local e-shops, Sme reported.

Though there is a claim that with the free delivery Amazon may become serious competition for local e-shops, the local shops are not afraid of such a development as they also send orders to their customers for free, as reported by Sme.

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