Quote Originally Posted by anorton View Post
Looks like they have two tiers for their free shipping now. The threshold for free shipping for books is now $25; for other merchandise, $49. Interesting.
The prices of shipping by USPS went up in January, so they are now paying more, just like the rest of us. Book rate (media mail) is still the cheapest, hence the lower minimum for free shipping on books.

When businesses have to raise prices or ceilings for shipping, it's only because the shippers' prices went up. No business wants to raise shipping prices because it hurts their sales.