Nothing burns more than when you’re shopping for things and when you “Proceed to Checkout,” suddenly your balance balloons with shipping charges and other fees. You always feel a bit cheated, and you ask yourself, “How could I have avoided these horrible charges?!” Here are eight shopping sites that will help ease your shipping burden.
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Amazon – The internet’s #1 shopping website offers easy, super saver shipping. If you don’t mind waiting a few days to get your items, it’ll be free. Make sure you actually select Super Saver Shipping, it is usually the automatically selected option, but quickly clicking through your order can cost you money!
eBay – Ebay’s free shipping is a bit harder to find. You have to search for the sellers that advertise free shipping, which are generally vendors or merchants. Individual sellers usually put the shipping charges on the buyer, so when conducting a search on eBay, be sure to click “Free Shipping Only” under the price option in the left hand column.
Bonobos – One of the coolest clothing sites online offers free ground shipping and free returns, which covers, “any item, any time, any reason. And we’ll pay for shipping on your returns and exchanges as many times at it takes to make sure you’re happy.” What a deal!
Zappos – Bonobo’s older, formerly shoe-centric cousin has the same wonderful shipping and returns policy: Free shipping and free returns 365 days a year. It really can’t be beat, as long as you don’t mind not trying things on before you buy them.
Overstock – Overstock is an often overlooked site in terms of finding excellent deals on almost anything. They offer free standard ground shipping on orders $50 and up, so most gift items or medium-sized purchases will ship free of charge.
Proflowers – Proflowers gets a lot of heat for occasionally messing up orders, but as a longtime customer to their site, they have always been sent on time and showed up (usually) as advertised. However, flower delivery gets expensive very quickly. Aside from seasonal deals (which are usually good for 30% off), a quick Google search for Proflowers coupon codes before ordering flowers for your special someone will yield discounts or a free shipping offer.
Best Buy – America’s largest electronics store has a pretty awesome online marketplace. Although the free shipping offer excludes select Best Buy Marketplace items (usually popular items like iPads), scheduled delivery items and items displaying “In Store Only” message, everything else ships free!
Peapod – Yes, I know what you’re thinking. “Didn’t that fold during the dot-com crash ten years ago?” It didn’t. In fact, it consolidated its operations and is still going strong. If you live in select metro areas, they have a great signup deal that gives 60 days free delivery. They also have a ton of coupon deals, and they accept some manufacturer coupons as well.
So there you have it. Don’t let delivery charges prevent you from reaping the massive savings of online shopping. There’s always a way around paying the extra fees all while shopping in your pajamas.
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