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7 Free Shipping Options for E-Retailers

Online retailing is big business, and growing. As virtual storefronts become major revenue generators, many retailers are realizing the value of free shipping, which has the potential to greatly increase sales. Consider these seven promotional strategies, good for consumers and investors.

An Annoying Twist for Walmart.com's Clearance Deals

There are nearly 3,000 items in the Walmart.com "Clearance" section and the prices are remarkably low. But the world's largest retailer is testing a new, less customer-friendly wrinkle. Now, some of the online clearance products have to be picked up at stores unless the customer wants to pay for home shipping.

Free Shipping Day Today and Every Day

Today is free shipping day, and while there are more than 1,500 retailers listed on freeshipping.org, not all are the real deal with unrestricted...

What's Really Behind 'Free Shipping Day'

Hundreds of e-tailers will offer free shipping today to encourage shoppers to hit the "buy" button in the final run-up to Christmas. It's a good incentive for last-minute shoppers, but is it also an attempt to keep up with Amazon's free shipping offers?

Free Shipping Wars of Christmas 2010

If there is one thing you don't want to pay for this holiday season, it's shipping. Three of the hottest holiday retailers -- Walmart, Amazon, and...

Walmart Takes Aim at Amazon with Free Shipping Offer

In a move targeted at online retail giant Amazon.com, Walmart.com on Thursday announced it's offering free shipping on nearly 60,000 gift items -- including popular toys and electronics -- through Dec. 20.

Walmart: Shrinking Stores to Fit Urban Shoppers

The world's largest retailer plans to increase the number of its smaller-format stores and cut the size of new SuperCenters to expand to new markets and boost sales, especially among the lower-income households it considers its base.

Free shipping day coming Dec. 17

Hold up! Don't pay that shipping fee because a major free shipping day is in the works. More than 300 retailers have agreed to offer free shipping...

The Secrets of Coupon Codes

There's a secret agenda of coupon codes, and it's not all good for you. When you get to the check-out stage of an online purchase and see the box...