Online Retailers With Free Shipping
National Free Shipping Day is over and for those of us who love to do our shopping online, this day is a year-long anticipated event that comes and goes all too quickly. How could we not love this day? After all, more than 1,000 of our favorite retailers offer free shipping on purchases made on this day, not to mention that National Free Shipping Day is conveniently scheduled right in the bustling midst of the holiday shopping season. This comes in handy as most of us find ourselves lacking the time to complete our daily routines, let alone complete our holiday shopping. So we resort to online shopping and purchasing from the convenience of our homes—or even office cubicles—to ensure we check off everyone on our holiday shopping list.
What happens after the holidays are over and Free Shipping Day has long since passed? One thing is certain; you can now sit back and unwind from the hustle and bustle of a chaotic holiday shopping season. Even more certain is the fact that you must now wait an entire year (again) to take advantage of free shipping from some of your favorite online stores… or do you?
Check out the following list of some popular online stores; not only will you find what you are looking for, but you will also get free shipping on your online purchase—every day!
Originally created to offer the best selection of shoes online, Zappos.com has evolved into a multi-faceted retailer. Branching out from the shoe niche (which is still their primary specialty), Zappos now offers online shoppers four additional categories to shop: clothing, handbags, housewares and watches. Aside from more product category options, Zappos is renowned for their outstanding customer service—which is the core of their company culture—and free shipping on purchases and returns. No gimmicks and no hassles, Zappos does not require any minimum order amounts for shoppers to receive free shipping on their orders and allows customers to return items at no cost for up to an entire year after the original date of purchase.
As America's largest online retailer, Amazon.com has come a long way since its beginning in 1995. Originating as an online bookstore, this internet retailer has expanded its merchandise assortment to include electronics, apparel, housewares and more. Amazon shoppers can take advantage of free shipping year round with Amazon's Free Super Saver Shipping which offers free shipping on orders of at least $25. This offer is only valid for eligible items and usually takes 5-8 business days to receive shipments, but you won't have to pay a dime for shipping. Amazon also offers Amazon Prime, which is a membership based program that allows shoppers to receive unlimited FREE Two-Day shipping for the entire year for just $79. The best part about this program (besides saving money in the end), is that memberships can be shared with up to four people in one household.
If you're keen on designer labels and love shopping the latest in women's trends, head over to Shopbop for a dose of high-end apparel and accessories. Since its beginnings as a brick-and-mortar boutique specializing in "hard-to-find denim lines," Shopbop has become a leading online fashion retailer offering an assortment of women's designer apparel and accessories. What makes this E-tailer unique is that it offers free shipping worldwide. USA orders receive free shipping on any order amount, and shipments are guaranteed to arrive in three days or less. International orders receive free shipping on $100 or more and also arrive in three days or less. Now you can shop and look fabulous all year round, no matter where you are in the world while saving money on shipping!
One of the most recognized apparel brands in the world, Gap has always offered consumers an easy way to express personal style through "innovative and inspiring design." A favorite retail company of many, Gap makes their online shopping experience just as great as that of their brick-and-mortar stores by offering free shipping on online orders of $50 or more. Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta—also Gap Inc. brands—use the same model on their online stores by offering online shoppers free shipping on orders of $50 or more, as well. Lastly, Gap Inc.'s online shoe store Piperlime offers free shipping and returns every day of the year with no minimum order amounts. Talk about options!
If you like to get all of your online shopping done in one place and like free shipping, Target is the place for you. The second largest discount retail store in the U.S., Target offers consumers a wide variety of products from pharmaceuticals to beauty products, apparel to housewares and everything in between. This top retailer has also joined the year-round free shipping wave by offering free shipping on orders of $50 or more on their online store. The offer only applies to marked eligible items, but the options are endless with over 800,000 eligible items.
One of the oldest and the United States' largest drugstore chain, Walgreens, offers consumers more than just prescription medication and health products. Having evolved from a small corner drugstore in Chicago at the turn of the 20th century to a national corporation with thousands of stores nationwide and an online business front, Walgreens has expanded its merchandise portfolio to include beauty products, electronics and even kitchen appliances just to name a few. Their online store also offers shoppers free shipping on prescription medicines and contact lenses to the 48 contiguous states, but if you are shopping for something other than that—such as cosmetics, fragrances or perhaps “As See On TV” products—it only takes $25 worth of eligible items to claim free shipping on your order.