What’s not to love about National Free Shipping Day this year on December 14?
You can shop till you drop if you get everything online; Plus, there are no sky-high shipping fees. Pay only for what you actually buy, let someone else take care of the additional costs. The holiday dates change every year, so keep an eye out for mid-December.
NATIONAL HISTORY OF FREE SHIPPING DAY
Free Shipping Day is a national shopping holiday as well as a coupon website throughout the year. The holidays started in 2008, while the coupon portion of the site was launched in 2017 as an online saving resource, providing shoppers with free shipping coupons and codes from major retail partners and specialty e-retailers.
National Free Shipping Day was conceived by internet entrepreneur Luke Knowles. While running his own free website focused on shipping, he noticed an interesting trend among users: online shopping seemed to drop around December 10. Although many retailers were able to ship orders on time for the holidays, shoppers were concerned about getting their packages on time. and the insane holiday shipping rates that would accompany them. It occurred to him that an event promoting free shipping and guaranteed on-time delivery was exactly what the holiday season was missing.
The first event was organized in two weeks by Luke and his only employee. It featured 250 participating merchants, including Target, JCPenney, and Pottery Barn. After a busy and sleepless night on December 17, 2008, Knowles started the first Free Shipping Day the next morning. The event earned $ 764 million in online sales and became one of the 10 highest-earning days in e-commerce during the holiday season that year.
National Free Shipping Day is now a permanent entry in the holiday shopping lexicon. More and more retailers are partnering with Free Shipping Day to capture sales from shoppers eager to finish their holiday lists in mid to late December.