National Free Shipping Day is an annual event celebrated on mid-December of every year. This year it will be celebrated on December 14. On National Free Shipping Day, people will shop in large and small merchants which offer free shipping with guaranteed delivery on Christmas Evening. On Free Shipping Day, companies around the world will give you the opportunity to do your holiday shopping without any shipping fees and left your holiday dollar go further.
History of National Free Shipping Day
Free Shipping was created in 2008 by Luke and Maisie Knowles in the United States of America. This day is mainly aimed at, to help the people who hate fights in the crowd at the mall on holidays and to reduce the shipping fees in holidays. In 2009, more than 3.5 Lakhs sales through www.FreeShippingDay.com. On every subsequent year, the participant of merchants has been developed. In 2010, Maisie Knowles talked with Time Magazine Blogger about the role of Free Shipping as a tool of promotion by saying, “I saw a trend of Free Shipping offers on the holidays having a less threshold than the last years, we are seeing more number of merchants offering free shipping on many orders”.
In 2010 the official site saw nearly 317000 unique visitors. Online shoppers have spent 942 million dollars to make the Free Shipping Day, the 3rd highest paid day of 2010. In 2011, the Free Shipping day became a billion-dollar holiday with 1.072 billion dollars in sales and followed with 1.01 billion dollars in 2012. In 2013 Maisie Knowles changed the format of Free Shipping Day to include only merchants that could guarantee delivery by Christmas Evening. In 2013, 863 million dollar sales were increased to 926 million dollars in the event.
Other Celebrations on December 14
December 14 is also celebrated as
- Gingerbread Decorating Day
- International Shareware Day
- Monkey Day
- National Bouillabaisse Day
- Roast Chestnuts Day
How to Celebrate National Free Shipping Day
There are several ways to celebrate National Free Shipping Day. Without the stress of battling holidays in crowded malls or instead of paying excessive shipping fee just comfortable on your couch and get ready with your credit card. Then start shopping for everyone in the family on that day. Some of the websites have listed out their stores that participate in that day. From that, you can make a list of stores that you want to purchase. Share your thoughts on social media about National Free Shipping Day by using the hashtag #FreeShippingDay.