- ‘Watchmen’ delivers a surprisingly conventional superhero finale Sunday 10:11 PM
- Facebook ads are spreading misinformation about HIV Sunday 10:11 PM
- Military investigates students’ suspected white power hand signs at football game Sunday 9:41 PM
- North Carolina man allegedly stole $88K then posted it on Instagram Sunday 8:34 PM
- People are pissed a CGI influencer said she was sexually assaulted Sunday 4:56 PM
- BTS’ RM says he’s lost 33 AirPods Sunday 3:59 PM
- Taylor Swift’s ‘hyper-realistic’ cat cake is scaring fans Sunday 3:03 PM
- Nick Cannon is reportedly playing his Eminem diss track on repeat Sunday 1:20 PM
- College quarterback blasted by ex-girlfriend in savage AF breakup TikTok Sunday 12:27 PM
- Hallmark pulls ad featuring lesbian couple after conservative protest Sunday 11:27 AM
- Actress’ tweet calling out fellow passenger for not moving seats backfires Sunday 10:43 AM
- The 10 most influential hashtags of the decade Sunday 6:30 AM
- A lonely grandma sought family to spend Christmas with on Craigslist Saturday 5:45 PM
- Airbnb bans white supremacists tied to Iron March forum Saturday 5:07 PM
- Did a Twitter user really get tricked into naming baby ‘Jack Ingof’? Saturday 4:46 PM
If you are doing your Christmas shopping online this year, tomorrow is the day to do it.
Dec. 15 is national Free Shipping Day, and more than 900 retailers are participating. It’s not just a clever name: Companies like Macy’s, JCPenny, Target, Old Navy, and Best Buy are offering free shipping for the entire day, with no minimum purchase requirement and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.
Free Shipping Day began in 2007 with entrepreneur Luke Knowles, who said he noticed a decrease in online shopping around Dec. 10 every year and decided to organize this Free Shipping Day. The first event in December 2008 featured 250 participating merchants and racked up $764 million in online sales, becoming one of the top-earning days in ecommerce for that holiday season.
2017 marks the 10-year-anniversary of Free Shipping Day, and it’s going to be bigger than ever. There’s a new year-round website that features coupons from participating stores, and the day is expected to generate a billion dollars in sales.
Merchants are able to sign up as participants of Free Shipping Day on the website.
Brianna Stone is a contributing reporter to the Daily Dot. Her work has been published by the Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman, and USA Today.