Amazon axes free grocery delivery on some Prime orders

New grocery delivery fees for Prime members will range between $3.95 and $9.95, depending on the order size, beginning next month

Amazon Prime members will no longer get free delivery on some grocery orders starting next month.

Amazon Fresh orders under $150 will no longer qualify for free delivery.

Customers will be charged between $3.95 and $9.95, depending on the order size, the company said in an email to Prime members Friday.

The new policy starts February 28.

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Amazon Fresh truck

An "Amazon Fresh" delivery truck is seen parked in Brooklyn, New York. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid / Reuters Photos)

Right now, the company offers members free grocery deliveries on orders above $35, except for New York, where it’s $50.

"We will continue to offer convenient two-hour delivery windows for all orders, and customers in some areas will be able to select a longer, six-hour delivery window for a reduced fee," Amazon said in the email.

Amazon Fresh delivery

An Amazon worker delivers groceries from the Amazon Fresh service in the Brooklyn Borough of New York. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid  / Reuters Photos)

Prime has more than 200 million members worldwide who pay $139 a year, or $14.99 a month.

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Under the new policy, the company said delivery charges will be $3.95 for orders between $100-$150, $6.95 for orders of $50 to $100, and $9.95 for orders under $50. Amazon Fresh deliveries over $150 will remain free.

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Amazon Fresh Pickup Store Opens in the Ballard Neighborhood of Seattle, Washington (iStock / iStock)

The move comes as the company looks to trim costs in the current economic environment.

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Amazon joined numerous companies this month, cutting its workforce.

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The ecommerce giant announced it has axed unprofitable areas of its business, paused hiring and layed off 18,000 workers.

The Associated Press contributed this report.