Retail stores need more inventory to stay relevant

Stores are working hard to prevent showrooming, where a customer goes into the store to touch and feel a product and then returns home to buy it cheaper online. Some retailers are price matching online prices hoping you’ll buy in the store rather than online. While it hurts local business owners when you buy online,…

Free shipping for the holiday

If your shopping isn’t complete, the shipping deadline for holiday items is approaching. As a last push to get you to shop, an estimated 2000 retailers will participate in Free Shipping Day on Monday, December 17. The Free Shipping team put together a handy list of shipping deadlines by retailer. Some say standard shipping orders…

Free Shipping Day is Friday

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping, why not wait a little longer and save on shipping. Friday, December 16th, is Free Shipping Day. More than 2,000 merchants will offer free shipping and guarantee delivery by Christmas Eve. During the holidays, whether you buy on the designated Free Shipping Day, or when it’s convenient for…

Free shipping becoming more common

More and more companies are offering free shipping which will make it easier to shop online this holiday season without searching for the promotional codes to earn the free shipping. Walmart is offering Home Free shipping for apparel and consumable orders of $45 or more. Consumable products include beauty supplies, diapers, formula, clothing, household cleaning…

Free shipping year round

It doesn’t have to be Christmas or a special offer to get free shipping. L.L. Bean is offering free shipping year round. It previously only offered free shipping to its Visa card holders. Visa holders will not get free return shipping, too. Shipping and handling used to cost $4.95-9.95 for 2-5 business day delivery depending…