Amazon Plans to Sell AND Deliver Live 7-Foot Christmas Trees This Holiday Season
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Fir real. 🎄
Amazon is upping their game and their shipping box sizes. The retail giant plans to sell and ship full-size live Christmas trees this year, including Douglas firs and Norfolk Island pines. In other words, “Alexa – order me a live 7-foot Christmas tree!” won’t be unheard of this year! 😱
Although Amazon did sell shorter trees under 3-feet tall in 2017 (other merchants sold bigger trees using its platform as a marketplace), this is the first year that Amazon itself is offering larger trees.
The trees will be bound and shipped without water in a large box and will be sent within 10 days of being cut down – possibly even sooner. Amazon claims they should survive shipping just fine.
Rumor has it that Christmas trees, as well as wreaths and garlands, will go on sale sometime in November 2018, and select items will even qualify for free Prime shipping. Plus, Amazon will even offer pre-orders so shoppers can choose a delivery date that best suits their holiday needs.
What will the prices be for these holiday decorations?
According to an Amazon holiday preview book, a 7-foot Fraser fir from a North Carolina farm will cost around $115. Also listed are a $50 wreath and a $25 red-leafed plant with a decorative candy cane speared into the soil.