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Amazon Add-on Item requirement - not a thing anymore or just a glitch?

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Amazon Add-on Item requirement - not a thing anymore or just a glitch?

Anyone else notice the "add-on item" requirement on all items that had it previously has been removed?
I am not sure if this is just a glitch or what, but this is great lol.

For example:

https://www.amazon.ca/s?i=grocery&bbn=6 ... =sr_ex_n_1

This is the grocery section sorted by lowest price to highest. Previously every single thing was an add-on item. Now nothing is. It allows you to order without having to bother hitting the $25 add-on item minimum anymore.

Is anyone else seeing the same thing?
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Nov 25, 2004
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it looked though some of my past orders and ones that show as add on item on the order when u bring the up the item it no longer is an add on
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Jul 24, 2009
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Yes, that has happened since two days ago. However, it is not entirely removed for all products. I believe the reason of add-on removal is due to some warehouse has been forced to shut down. The add-on items have some rules from the system on how are being shipped.
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Aug 6, 2014
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Yes, it seems items that were previously addons are not designated as such, but those with minimum quantity requirements still have the minimum quantity requirement listed
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BobSagget wrote: Is anyone else seeing the same thing?
I'm seeing the same thing too. I often order those Lady Sarah gummies and they're always an add-on item. I wonder if this has anything to do with Amazon being so behind on shipping, and/or the add-on items often shipping separate from your main order? I last ordered them on the 13th and they arrived on the 18th (separate from my main order).
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So sad to order a $1 item with free shipping, what a waste of manpower, packing materials, fuel etc.... Oh wait, it says I gotta order 2 minimum. How dare they!!
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Dec 26, 2014
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Wouldn't this just spur people to create more orders? I'm kind of confused what the actual goal here is.

Something I bought (not an add-on) May 9th hasn't even shipped yet lol.
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Apr 26, 2013
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I've noticed this but the items I've noticed it are higher in price than when they were an add on item. Only noticed it on a few items so that might be why.
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U4IA wrote: So sad to order a $1 item with free shipping, what a waste of manpower, packing materials, fuel etc.... Oh wait, it says I gotta order 2 minimum. How dare they!!
Do not feel bad for corporations, employees get paid regardless if they are packing $1 item or $200 one. Better yet, order $1 item every day and then return it, pure labor. Amazon can afford it.
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Was going to order some gummies but realized Dollarama is still cheaper lol.

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