Free Shipping Day is a commercial holiday which is celebrated annually sometime around the middle of December. On this day, over a thousand different merchants will offer free shipping to their customers – just for that one day. It was first celebrated in 2008 and since then has not only become popular in the United States but also in Canada and the Netherlands.
History of Free Shipping Day
This holiday was created by Luke and Maisie Knowles – founders of Freeshipping.org and Coupon Sherpa in 2008. They created it as a way to try to extend the online shopping season, which usually peaks on Cyber Monday. By 2009, over 700 retailers had participated in the event through their site FreeShippingDay.com. Every year since then, merchant participation has continued to rise.
Today, not only do the merchants who participate in this day offer free shipping, but many of them have started offering guarantees that people will receive their merchandise by Christmas.
Free Shipping Day Customs & Traditions
Once you find out when Free Shipping Day is, you can then fire up your computer or mobile device and start looking for bargains. Many different retailers participate in this holiday and the list changes every year, so be sure to keep up with what’s going on. You can also celebrate this day by using the hashtag #freeshippingday on all of your social media posts.