Archive for December, 2011

An Opposing View: The Bottom Line Costs of Free Shipping This Season

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Retailers may have spoiled their shoppers this Christmas—with free shipping. Some 63% of Internet retail sales were shipped for free during the week through Dec. 4, according to comScore. That is up from 51% in the same week of 2010 and 44% in 2009. While there is a regular spike during the holidays, the average [...]




Free Shipping Deemed Important to Online Shoppers this Holiday Season

Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Traditional retailers are taking the expensive step of offering more free-shipping deals this holiday season, as they seek to lure the growing number of Internet shoppers to their websites and away from online-only rivals, particularly Amazon.com Inc. Amazon offers free shipping on most orders over $25, as well as cheap, low-hassle delivery options such as [...]