- Retailers are starting to use free shipping as an attempt to gain market share during the holidays.
- Many of the biggest retailers are offering free shipping for qualifying orders on Black Friday this year.
- They include Walmart, Target, Amazon, and Best Buy.
Competition among retailers heats up every holiday season, and this year is no different.
While deep discounts and other deals won’t be hard to find, some retailers are offering free shipping in an effort to increase sales. Given that consumers find free shipping to be one of the most attractive perks a retailer can offer, they might be on to something.
These retailers are offering free shipping on Black Friday:
- Target: Through December 23, Target is giving away free standard shipping on almost all orders, regardless of price. There may be a few exceptions, according to the company’s website.
- Best Buy: Through December 25, Best Buy will offer free shipping without a minimum price, though there will be some exceptions.
- Amazon: As always, Prime members get free, two-day shipping, and some items are eligible for non-Prime members on qualifying orders of $US25 or more.
- Walmart: Free two-day shipping on orders of $US35 or more.
- Sears and Kmart: Both will give shoppers free two-day shipping on qualifying orders over $US49.
- J.C. Penney: From November 25 to November 29, there will be free shipping on orders greater than $US25, according to The Motley Fool.
- Macy’s: From November 23 through November 25, there will be free shipping on orders of at least $US49, according to BestBlackFriday.com.
- Lego: Shoppers get free shipping on all phone and online orders from November 24 through November 27.
- Bed Bath & Beyond: Free shipping for orders greater than $US29.
- Bloomingdale’s: Free standard shipping through December 20.
- Wayfair: Free shipping on orders over $US49.
- Walgreens: On orders of at least $US35, free one-to-three day shipping.
- Toys ‘R Us and Babies ‘R Us: Free shipping on orders of $US29 or more.
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.