free shipping day
Free Shipping Day
Today, December 17, 2010 is free shipping day. If you shop online for your small business needs, you can benefit from the free shipping offered by more than 1,700 online merchants for purchases today.

Not only for personal shopping, today is also great for business shopping. Savings, in any forms, will always be a good thing for any small businesses!

Looking for office supplies? Retailers, such as Office Depot and Ink 4 Less, offer you free shipping for all orders. How about your Business IT needs? Dell offers free shipping on everything, too – just valid for one day only.

The free shipping offers typically come in two types: for all orders or certain purchases. I personally favour the online merchants offering free shipping for all purchases. It would cut my browse-for-stuffs time, as I don’t really enjoy window shopping, not even online.

If you are wondering which online merchants offering free shipping, you can find a complete list of participating online merchants from FreeShippingDay.com.

What is Free Shipping Day?

Free Shipping Day is a new “habitual shopping” fit in nicely in the society that began three years ago. According to the FreeShippingDay.com site, there were more than 750 merchants participated last year, resulting in 650,000 clicks on free shipping offers and a nice 35,000 sales. No wonder there are over 1,700 merchants participating this year!

Typically the free shipping day attracts “procrastinating shoppers” for Christmas occasions, but the free shipping can surely help business shoppers to do some holiday shopping at lower price tags – thanks to the free shipping.

For retailers – with the fact that shopping for the holiday season peaks during the last few weeks – the Free Shipping Day is their last chance to close the year with strong sales.

Shipping companies, such as FedEx and UPS will also enjoy a spike of shipping orders today – a very busy day, indeed.

The bad thing about the free shipping day: Now there is a new reason to procrastinate next year.

Ivan Widjaya
Small business shopping