Be careful with the seven foot box in the door. Amazon plans to sell and ship new and full-sized Christmas trees this year.
But a living tree is not a paperback. Amazon says that Christmas trees, including Douglas firs and Norfolk Island pines, will be tied and shipped without water in the usual box type.
Amazon said they will ship them within 10 days of being cut, possibly even sooner, and that they must survive shipping without problems.
Amazon.com said that the trees, garlands and garlands will go on sale in November. Some will qualify for free shipping Prime, and Amazon will offer advance orders so that buyers can choose a delivery date.
Amazon plans to sell and ship new and full-sized Christmas trees this year
The company sold trees less than 3 feet last year, and some other merchants sold larger trees using their platform as a market. But this is the first year that Amazon offers the largest trees themselves.
"Given the popularity among customers, we increase the assortment," the company said.
A 7-foot Fraser fir from a North Carolina farm will cost $ 115, according to a holiday preview book on Amazon. They also list a $ 50 wreath and a $ 25 red leaf plant with a decorative candy cane stuck in the ground.
Amazon says that the trees will go on sale in November and will be shipped within 10 days of being cut.
Amazon says the shipment should survive
Will people buy a Christmas tree without being seen? Tim O & # 39; Connor, executive director of the National Christmas Tree Association, said choosing a tree and transporting it home is part of the fun for families.
The association estimates that only about 1 to 2 percent of the 27 million real Christmas trees purchased last year were purchased online, most of them on producer-owned sites. "It's so small, it's almost undetectable," O & # 39; Connor said.
But Amazon has a history of shaking buying habits. It changed the way people buy books, diapers and many other products.
He recently expanded the selection of living plants he sells, including potted plants and orchids.