Over 100 merchants have agreed to participate in the Free Shipping Day on Thursday, December 18th.
For holiday shopping procrastinators, this is your chance to purchase gifts from online retailers with free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.
For merchants, this is your chance to acquire new sales from shoppers who normally would worry about receiving their packages in time for Christmas.
So what do merchants stand to gain from participating in a promotion such as this? Simply put…much needed sales.
In 2007 online shopping peaked on December 10 with $881 million in sales, while the heaviest spending period for consumers is the week before and the week after Christmas.
There is no reason that online shopping needs to peak 15 days before Christmas when the majority of holiday shopping dollars are spent so much closer to Christmas. Let’s face it, we are a country of procrastinators.
So for all of you last minute shoppers who dread fighting the crowds in the busy stores, why not shop from the comfort of your own home? The Free Shipping Day website keeps an up to date list of merchant links so you can easily browse the hundreds of sites listed.