- Amazon announced earlier this year that it would begin selling a variety of real Christmas trees in time for the holidays.
- November 1st kicked off the official ordering date.
- Trees won't ship until late November, but will be delivered straight to your door.
UPDATE, November 1 at 10:00 a.m. EST: Amazon's Christmas Tree Delivery Shop is officially open for business!
The shop features every size tree from a 14-inch Charlie Brown Christmas Tree to seven-foot Fraser Firs. You can also stock up on other live decor like wreaths and Poinsettias while you're at it. Even better all orders over $25 come with free shipping.
Order Your Tree Today!
It's important to note that select trees won't ship until later this month, but if you order today, you can successfully cross one thing off your holiday to-do list before things get too crazy. We'll count that as a win!
ORIGINAL, September 12, 2018 at 11:50 a.m. EST: Amazon has announced that for the first time ever, it will be selling real seven-foot Christmas trees come November. Even better, the fresh firs will be eligible for two-day shipping for Prime members.
The online shopping mecca plans to offer 7-foot Fraser firs shipped from a North Carolina farm for $115, according to their 2018 holiday look-book. The Associated Press reports that Amazon will also offer Douglas firs and Norfolk Island pines as well as real wreaths and red Aglaonema plants in Christmas wrap.
But, how does one ship a giant Christmas tree, you ask? In a large box, says Amazon. The company won’t include anything extra like water, but it says that each tree will be sent out within 10 days of being cut down, so there are no concerns about it making it through the shipping process. Customers will also be able to choose a specific delivery date at check-out when they know they’ll be home.
In the past, Amazon offered shorter trees around 3-feet tall, but this is the first time they are offering full-sized evergreens.
As the National Christmas Tree Association (yup, that's a thing) pointed out to the AP, this service probably isn’t for the families who have a tradition of going out and cutting down their own tree. But for people who aren’t able to make it to the farm, Amazon’s idea makes it possible to get Christmas delivered straight to your door.
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