While some are done with their Holiday shopping, many are still searching for those special gifts for those on their lists. With Free Shipping Day coming up this Friday, December 17th, there is still time to find the perfect gifts and take advantage of a savings on shipping costs.
Free Shipping Day originated in 2008 as the concept of Luke Knowles. It began as a recruitment effort to urge retailers to offer free shipping and guarantee the orders by Christmas Eve. He did not anticipate the large media coverage and the overwhelming response from retailers who wanted to appeal to consumers who were still looking for the appropriate gifts. Hundreds of merchants participated in the first Free Shipping Day in 2008.
In 2009, the scope of Free Shipping Day increased including over 750 merchants. Website statistics for 2009 indicated that more than 650,000 merchant offers were clicked on and more than 35,000 sales took place through FreeShippingDay.com.
This year, in 2010, the website reach has grown to well over 1,000 merchants who are participating in Free Shipping Day.
Free Shipping Day is the last big push before the Christmas holiday for online merchants. There are over 1,000 online merchants participating this year and they guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve. So, even if you have procrastinated or are still hunting for the perfect gifts you can do so and enjoy a savings. What is nicer still is that Free Shipping Day falls on a Friday which coincides with payday for most.
You can preview a list of participating merchants, from the nationally known retailers to the unique online shops, that will offer these savings. FreeShippingDay.com lists a host of great merchants that will be offering savings on Free Shipping Day.
Full details of their offers will go live on Free Shipping Day’s website at Midnight Eastern time on Friday, December 17th.
There is something for everyone to fill your gift-giving list but here’s a sampling of some of the merchants who will be involved: The Disney Store, Smashbox, Conair, The CBS Store, The Hershey Store, Discovery Channel Store, Shoebacca and Motherhood Maternity, just to name a few.
Free Shipping Day has received national recognition and notoriety and has been featured by CNN, NBC, Fox News, USA Today, ABC, NPR and Women’s Day Magazine in addition to others.
You can find free shipping codes for your online purchases year-round at FreeShipping.org.
For those of our readers still shopping this is a great solution! It allows you to save money this Friday, Free Shipping Day, find those gifts you want and know that they will arrive on time for Christmas. Be sure to check out FreeShippingDay.com this coming Friday, the 17th to get the best deals.