In the old days, those of us who were brave enough to try this new online shopping thing were willing to pay a shipping fee for the mere convenience of having goods delivered to our door. Today, we’re a lot more experienced (and jaded), and free shipping is something we actively seek.
Most retailers will offer free shipping with a minimum threshold, like $25, $35 or $50. During the holidays, merchants like Target, Amazon and Best Buy spoil us with free shipping with no minimum purchase, but there are actually 48 stores with free shipping – without a minimum spend – and no membership fee, like with Amazon Prime.
Which stores have free shipping?
This site that sells home appliances and electronics offers free shipping on thousands of items. Just look for the “free shipping on this product” icon as you shop.
This cell phone accessory site offers free shipping when you select “Free ship (USPS)” at checkout.
Apple offers free shipping on all in-stock items. Many items even qualify for free 2-day shipping, and iPhones qualify for free Next Day Air.
This luxury retailer offers free ground shipping on all US orders. Express delivery is available for a fee.
This New York City-based luxury retailer offers free standard shipping within the U.S.
This online bookseller will ship for free anywhere in the world. The free shipping offer applies to orders shipped directly from Better World Books or from their partner providers.
This beauty retailer offers free 2-day shipping within the U.S. but cannot ship to P.O. boxes.
This jewelry and gift site offers free shipping on orders within the U.S. and 46 other countries. Shipping is provided via the USPS or Federal Express.
Join the free loyalty program, Billabong Club, and receive free economy shipping.
This electronics retailer offers free shipping on thousands of items within the contiguous U.S. At the time of this writing, free 2-day shipping was also available with code BDEXPRESS.
The luxury apparel and accessories brand offers free standard shipping within the continental U.S.
This hip sneaker line has frequent sales, and if you sign up at Nike.com to be a Nike Plus member, you can get free shipping (Nike owns Converse).
This technology brand offers free ground shipping. Orders will be delivered within 3-5 business days.
This online beauty store offers free standard shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. Delivery is guaranteed within 8 business days.
Beauty brand Estee Lauder offers free shipping within the U.S. and U.S. Territories. While most orders are delivered within 3-5 business days, deliveries to U.S. Territories and APO/FPO/DPO can take up to 21 business days.
This watch and accessories brand offers free shipping within the U.S. and territories within 7-10 business days. Orders shipped to an APO/FPO/DPO address will arrive in 3-5 weeks.
HP offers free shipping on a variety of products, including Chromebooks, ink, toner and paper supplies. Shipping time and method vary based on the products ordered.
Jansport products, including backpacks and accessories, ship for free within the U.S.
Kate Spade accessories and apparel are shipped for free within the continental U.S. and Alaska and Hawaii. Items within the continental U.S. ship via ground and items ship via 2-day air to Alaska and Hawaii.
Outdoor apparel and footwear brand, L.L. Bean, ships for free within the U.S., U.S. Territories and Canada.
A banner on the shipping page indicates that shipping is free on all orders, however, if you scroll down, it appears that MAC offers free Standard shipping, except to Pro members, who pay $5 for orders under $40 (orders over $40 ship free).
Denim brand, Madewell, ships free to Madewell Insider members within the continental U.S., U.S. territories, and APO/FPO/DPO addresses. The shipping time is 3-8 business days and the Insider loyalty program is free to join.
Marmot, which is an outdoor apparel and equipment brand, offers free Fedex Super Saver shipping on all orders within the U.S. Orders shipped to P.O. Boxes are shipped via USPS.
Microsoft, maker of computers, software, Xbox and more, offers free shipping on all orders within the U.S. and Puerto Rico. They can only ship to P.O. Boxes if addresses are formatted as indicated in the link above.
This high-end apparel and home retailer ships for free within the U.S. and U.S. territories.
This electronics site offers free shipping on thousands of items. Look for items marked “free shipping.”
Sign up for a free Nike Plus membership to get access to exclusive items and early releases, as well as free shipping on all orders. Nike also owns Converse and the free shipping offer applies there as well.
Upscale retailer, Nordstrom, is known for it’s stellar customer service. Nordstrom will ship almost anything on their site to their customers for free within the U.S. and U.S. Territories, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
This outdoor apparel and equipment brand offers free 3-day shipping within the continental U.S.
Panasonic offers free shipping within the U.S., except Alaska and Hawaii. All goods are shipped standard, with the exception of their massage chairs, which are shipped with their White Glove service.
This luxury skincare brand offers free standard shipping within the U.S., except to Alaska and Hawaii.
This makeup and skincare brand offers free shipping on all orders shipping to U.S. residents.
For customers in the U.S., sunglass brand, Ray Ban, offers free overnight shipping on all orders.
This women’s footwear brand offers free ground shipping on all orders shipped within the Continental U.S.
Samsung will ship all mobile devices and accessories via free expedited shipping. All other items are shipped for free via ground shipping.
Shoes.com offers free shipping within the U.S., including P.O. Boxes and military APO/FPO addresses. According to the site, you should allow 3-10 business days to receive your package.
This clothing and accessories retailer offers free 1-3 day shipping within the U.S. and Canada.
This members-only online shopping site offers its members free 2-day shipping and returns. Orders can be placed on the Shoprunner site, or on member sites, like Under Armour.com and Nordstrom.com. Their annual membership is $79, but free memberships are available for American Express cardholders, as well as Yahoo and Paypal members.
This makeup brand offers free standard shipping. Estimated shipping time is 1-3 days.
This fashion and accessories brand offers free shipping within the US.
Sunglass Hut offers free ground and 2-day shipping within the U.S., including P.O. Boxes and APO/FPO.
Target will often offer free shipping with no minimum during the holiday season. During the rest of the year, you can get free 2-day shipping when you shop with your Target REDcard. Otherwise, there is a $35 minimum.
This footwear brand offers free 3-day and free ground shipping within the U.S.
This fashion brand offers free shipping and free gift packaging within the Continental U.S. Their site indicates that this is a limited time offer, so confirm before ordering.
This Australian footwear brand offers free ground shipping in the U.S. on full price items only. Sale items are shipped for an $8 fee.
Verizon devices are shipped for free via 2-day delivery. For accessories-only deliveries, 2-day air shipping is free over $49.
Walmart has experimented with a variety of free shipping offers over the years. The latest is free 2-day shipping on select items (their site states “millions of items”).
Order with Zappos and receive fast, free shipping. If you want even faster shipping, join their free Zappos Rewards programs for free next day air shipping as well as early access to sales and special rewards codes.
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