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October 8, 2015 drops membership fee to take aim at Amazon

News: Change of model for new online retailer.

By CBR Staff Writer

Three month old e-commerce company has remodeled its business by dropping its $50 membership fee to attract more users. was promoting its service with free trial memberships which were set to expire in the coming days after which users would have had to pay the $50 membership fee, but now shoppers can use the service without a membership.

Jet is offering free shipping in two to five business days on a minimum of $35.

Amazon Prime is one of the most popular services by Amazon which has a $99 membership fees.

It includes free two-day shipping with no minimum order, and users residing in big cities can get same-day shipping on popular items.

The service was launched in 2005 and it also includes video and music streaming services.

According to reports, planned to achieve break-even on all sales, and it planned for driving profits from the membership fees, but with the new business model it will have to be dependent low-margin e-commerce business.

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