xmas tree transport
TownNews.com Content Exchange

Amazon wants to sell everything for Christmas--right down to a giant, live tree.

This year the online retailer will sell a wide selection of living Christmas trees ranging from two to seven feet tall. The collection includes Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Black Hills Spruce, and Norfolk Island Pines.

An Amazon spokesperson said that some of trees will be eligible for Prime shipping, meaning members of its $119-yearly subscription program will get two-day shipping. More details about the tree selection will be available closer to the holidays.

The company said it has also increased its selection of holiday decor to include wreaths, garland and flowers because of their popularity.

Last year Amazon sold a selection of trees under three feet and offered larger trees from third party vendors on its site. Amazon also sells artificial trees.

Despite its reputation for crushing smaller retailers, the National Christmas Tree Association said it welcomes Amazon to the Christmas party.

"We see their entry into the market as offering consumers another option to purchase a real tree to make their Christmas special, better for the environment and support local Christmas tree growers," Tim O'Connor, the group's executive director told CNN.

"More options for consumers to purchase a real tree are better for everyone."

According to a recent survey from the National Christmas Tree Association, customers spent an average $74.70 on a tree.

This article originally ran on wdel.com.

Locations

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.