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Black Friday, shmack Friday. FreeShippingDay.com has announced that this year’s uber-popular and successful shopping holiday will take place on Wednesday, December 18th. As of this writing, 250+ stores have signed up to participate, with an awesome commitment: free shipping with guaranteed Christmas Eve delivery. On top of that, there are NO minimum orders required!
Retail has always been about the early bird discounts and the doorbuster deals, but if you’re like some of us at TBF who tend to procrastinate with their holiday shopping chores, then this one-day event is heaven sent!
Now on its fifth year, Free Shipping Day 2013 has amassed (so far) 250+ retailers offering everything from apparel to footwear to hammocks. Merchants can opt to not reveal their deetz until the day of the event itself. But other retailers have proudly announced their participation already, including fashion brands Lands’ End, Sperry Top-Spider, Ashley Stewart, Levi’s, Free People and more. In any case, feel free to browse their website to start planning your shopping strategies.
You can also tweet your favorite retailers to join the event by using the hashtag #freeshippingday.
In 2010, Free Shipping Day surpassed Black Friday’s online sales by nearly $300 million, and eclipsed $1 billion in online sales during both events in 2011 and 2012. We can’t help but feel optimistic about this year’s prospects, too.
Which retailer would you like to join Free Shipping Day this year?