Yes, we know it's weird to talk about anything Christmas in September, but you may as well be prepared for when November rolls around and it's time to buy your Christmas tree. This year, you may want to skip the trip down to the farm and get your perfect tree delivered right to your front door.
Amazon said this week that the online retail store giant would sell and ship fresh, full-size Christmas trees this year.
The retail giant says some of the available trees will include Douglas firs, and Norfolk Island pines. The company says the trees should survive shipping just fine. After a shopper finds their perfect tree for the upcoming holiday, the Christmas trees are bound and shipped without water in a normal Amazon box. The trees will be sent within 10 days of being cut down - possibly even sooner, keeping them as fresh as possible for shoppers.
Amazon says trees, wreaths and garlands are set to go on sale starting in November and that some items may qualify for Prime free shipping. The company says they'll also offer shoppers the chance to pre-order their tree and choose a specific delivery date (hopefully for sometime after Thanksgiving).
Last year, Amazon sold trees shorter than 3 feet in height, while other merchants used the platform to sell bigger ones on the marketplace. This is the first year that Amazon will offer the larger trees.
"Given the popularity among customers, we increased the assortment," the company said.
A 7-foot Fraser fir grown on a North Carolina farm is listed to cost $115 according to an Amazon holiday preview book. Also listed are a $50 wreath and a $25 red-leafed plant with candy cane decorations speared into the soil.