Today is National Free Shipping Day, who knew? Participation is voluntary for retailers. It’s not like your local post office is giving anything away free. It’s not that kind of national holiday.
But for all you rowers who have been too busy on your erg, captivated by your progress refining your rhythm and technique, today is another day for retailers to offer yet another incentive to shop. National Free Shipping Day is the brainchild of FreeShipping.org founders, Luke and Maisie Knowles who wanted to extend holiday online shopping by offering another marketing tool for retailers beyond Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Green Monday. The first National Shipping Day was in 2009 with 750 retailers fulfilling 350,000 online orders on time for the holidays free of shipping charges. Today millions of orders exceeding $1 billion in sales will be guaranteed to be on time offering free shipping and expedited delivery.