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It's even easier to get free shipping now at this online retailer

It's even easier to get free shipping now at this online retailer
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Thanks to online shopping, you can buy everything you need without leaving the house. But, you pay for that convenience. Unless you buy a lot of stuff or have a membership like Amazon Prime, odds are shipping costs are going to add a few bucks to your final bill.

But, that could be changing soon. Target just made it easier than ever for online customers to qualify for free shipping. Now, customers in the U.S. only have to purchase $25 worth of stuff to have it ship for free. Previously, Target only gave free shipping away to customers that spent $50 or more. Targets new, lower minimum undercuts both Amazon ($35) and Walmart's ($50) minimum purchase requirements for free shipping.

The lower price threshold is definitely a good thing but that's not the only reason this is great news for consumers. Target's latest move could mark major shift in the industry that will make shoppers really happy.

Next page: Find out what this means for the future of shipping costs.
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