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Free Shipping Day: Get Holiday Purchases Shipped for Free on Wednesday

Free Shipping Day: Get Holiday Purchases Shipped for Free on Wednesday

By Erika Watts December 17, 2013

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but there are still some good deals to be had if you’re just wrapping up your holiday shopping. If free shipping sounds like a good deal to you, then you’ll want to …

Walmart Offering Free Holiday Shipping
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Walmart said today it will offer free holiday shipping on nearly 60,000 items with no minimum purchase through December 20.

The free shipping offer includes all electronics, select video games, toys, home appliances, furniture, jewelry, and baby items.

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Amazon Partners With MasterCard On Free Shipping

Amazon.com has released its annual 2010 Holiday Toy List, which features this year’s most popular toys, video games, sporting goods, electronics, music, movies and books for kids.

The online retailer has introduced free two-day shipping , or a $10 credit towards a future purchase for Amazon Prime members, when they use a MasterCard to buy $75 or more in eligible items from the Holiday Toy List.

 

Barnes & Noble Members Now Get Free Shipping Online

Barnes & Noble has introduced "Unlimited Free Express Shipping" to all of its members for orders placed online and ship-to-home orders placed in store.

All Barnes & Noble Members orders will be automatically upgraded to Free Express Shipping and will arrive in three business days or less, with no minimum purchase required and no limits.

Amazon Offers Free One day Shipping For Kindle Orders On December 23
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Amazon.com said today it is offering free one day shipping for orders of its Kindle placed on December 23 and promises delivery in time for Christmas.

The company is also offering free two day shipping for Kindle orders placed today. Last week Amazon said its Kindle broke another record with its best sales day. The company did not provide any specific sales figures.

Online Holiday Spending Hits Record $913 Million
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Online holiday shoppers have spent a total of $24.8 billion so far this season, representing a 4 percent increase over last year, according to the latest report from comScore.

The most recent week got off to a slightly sluggish start, with sales of $854 million on Green Monday (Dec.14) down 1 percent compared to a year ago, but was followed by three strong spending days that each surpassed $800 million. Tuesday, December 15 was a record spending day reaching $913 million, the first such day to surpass the $900 million mark.

Online Holiday Shipping Deadline Looms
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Most holiday shipping offers are set to expire on or before December 18, according to a new study by Shop.org and BIGresearch.

Nearly two thirds (62.3%) of retailers’ shipping deadlines for Christmas delivery will fall on or before December 18, with 34 percent of shipping deadlines occurring on December 18 itself.

Many of the busiest online shopping days of the year are set to take place this week as shoppers go online to make holiday purchases in order to meet impending shipping deadlines.

Online Holiday Spending Hits $15.3 Billion

Online holiday spending has reached $15.3 billion, a 4 percent increase over the previous year, according to the latest report from comScore.

The most recent week saw three individual days surpass $800 million in spending, led by Cyber Monday with $887 million in spending, matching the heaviest online spending day on record. The following Tuesday nearly matched the Cyber Monday total with $886 million in spending, while Thursday, December 3 reached $808 million in spending.

Holiday Shoppers Want Deals Even More Than They Did Last Year
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Google has used its Insights for Search tool to provide some data about consumers’ searching behavior when it comes to things like discounts, free shipping for the holidays, coupons, and promotional codes.

Amazon.com Launches Denim Shop
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Amazon.com has just launched an online store for jeans it calls the Denim Shop.

To attract shoppers to its Denim Shop, Amazon is offering free shipping on some men and women’s jeans. It is also offering shoppers free returns for purchases that for whatever reason don’t work out. Customers will have up to 30 days to return their jeans for a full refund.

Online Retailers To Focus On Facebook And Twitter During Holidays
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Due to the popularity of Facebook and Twitter and because they are more cost effective than traditional advertising, 47.1 percent of online retailers will be increasing their use of social media this holiday season, according to a new study by Shop.org, conducted by BiGresearch.

Holiday Shoppers Searching For Free Shipping Deals
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While online holiday shopping remains popular one of the key promotions retailers use to grab customers attention is free shipping.

Hitwise has an interesting analysis of consumer searches for the term "free shipping" during this holiday season.

Free Shipping Offers Lead To More Online Holiday Spending
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Online holiday shopping continues to be on par with last year, with spending through December 14, totaling $20.17 billion, according to comScore.

For the first fourteen days beginning December 1 (Cyber Monday), sales totaled $9 billion, up 2 percent compared to a year ago. The most recent week saw ecommerce sales slipping 2 percent.

Amazon Taking On French Law

Online retailer Amazon.com will pay 1,000 euros ($1,500) a day in fines in order to offer free shipping in France while it appeals a December court ruling that made the practice illegal.

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Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, sent an email to customers of its French Web site stating Amazon will continue to offer free shipping while waiting for the outcome of the appeal.

Amazon.fr’s Free Shipping Condemned
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Free shipping is so nice – you know what you’re getting into from the start, with no surprises at the final checkout screen.  The French may see some last-minute additions to their book orders, however, as a court has ruled that Amazon.fr must charge for deliveries.

Free Shipping To Drive Online Holiday Sales

Expect to see plenty of free shipping offers this holiday season, the most common shipping promotion will be free shipping with conditions, according to the 2007 eHoliday study conducted by BizRate Research for Shop.org and Shopzilla.