Free Shipping Day 2012

Just a reminder for those who are sending gifts for the holidays Free Shipping Day is scheduled this year for Dec. 17 and more than 1000 merchants registered to participate. That means if you ship on December 17th it will be free and arrive by December 24th.  Procrastinators rejoice!

This is a pretty amazing statistic, considering the one-day, online-shopping event for free shipping enthusiasts (who is not a free shipping enthusiast?) didn’t even exist until 2008.  As Yahoo’s Store blog mentioned, last year there was a whopping 61% increase in online spending on Free Shipping Day (a full $300 million more than Black Friday, resulting in the third largest online shopping day in history).  Considering this year’s early interest (FSD founder Luke Knowles estimates over 2000 merchants will participate), this could be the year Free Shipping Day overtakes Cyber Monday as the season’s #1 online shopping event.

Keep an eye out to make sure that your favorite brand is included.