Monday was the fifth annual Free Shipping Day, when more than 1,300 merchants will provide free shipping, discounts and delivery by Christmas Eve. This event was a great way to save, but there are a lot of other things you can do to minimize your shipping charges, both this holiday season and all year long. (Why pay that extra $7.95 if you don’t have to, right?) Here’s your complete guide. 1. Chat it Up: Shipping charges are the No. 1 reason online shopping carts are abandoned. Retailers know this, and if you get all the way to checkout and hesitate before clicking “Buy,” they’re sometimes willing to throw in a discount in order to make to the sale. So, try keeping those live chat help windows open for once, and ask to get free shipping with your order. Even if they say no, they may have other coupon codes you can use for an extra discount. 2. Apply a Coupon.
How to Never Pay for Shipping Again
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).