Retailers take part in Free Shipping Day - FOX 35 News Orlando

Retailers take part in Free Shipping Day

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Monday was free shipping day at more than 1,700 online retailers.

The concept began five years ago to give online shoppers a break.
Shoppers like Ann Vines took advantage of the free shipping to avoid crowded shopping centers.

"I'm addicted to free shipping. I really don't like malls and doing very much shopping on the ground. I prefer sitting at my computer and having it delivered to myself, or whomever I'm sending it to," Vines said.

Best Buy allowed customers to shop in the store and have items shipped for free. It's a service they're offering throughout the holidays.

Wanda Jackson loves the convenience of being able to ship a gift while she's still in the store.

"Because you're able to see if the product's available. If I can get it shipped… I can pay for it… have it shipped to my home. Shopping's done, complete. Easy and done right, Jackson said.

Free shipping day was founded by Luke Knowles.

"We think of Free Shipping Day as a day for procrastinators – those who like to wait till the very end to shop," Knowles said.

He says this year shoppers are getting discounts on par with other major holiday shopping events.

"Their offers are fantastic. We're seeing a lot of free shipping on orders plus other discounts. So, it's basically Cyber Monday type offers on Free Shipping Day," said Knowles.

But best buy manger Jordan Edwards says time is running out for customers planning on getting gifts there before Christmas Day.

"We're trying to get everything in before Christmas. But the days we're giving them out to about the 26th right now," said Edwards.

For a list of retailers participating in Free Shipping Day, visit:

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