Free Shipping: Top 10 Online Retailers

Last Updated Mar 29, 2011 1:39 PM EDT

When an online retailer offers free shipping, it's the ultimate incentive. After all, the ability to shop in the comfort of your own home without incurring shipping costs is a total victory for consumers.

The folks at FreeShipping.org have compiled a top list of retailers who offer free shipping - on all orders, 24/7. Their list includes 20 stores, but I've shortened the list to include the top 10. For the rest, make sure to check out FreeShipping.org.

My suggestion: Print this list out and stick it next to your computer as a money-saving reminder!

1. L.L. Bean The outdoor clothing and equipment company recently started offering free shipping and returns on all orders to the U.S. and Canada.
Delivery speed: Orders should arrive within 2 to 5 business days of purchase.

2. Endless Shoes & Handbags Endless gives free overnight shipping for all brand new styles. For all other items, you get free two-day shipping and returns.

Delivery speed: Items sent by standard mail will arrive within two business days. Items shipped overnight will arrive the next business day.

3. Blue Nile The online jeweler offers free Fedex two-day shipping on orders under $500 and free Fedex overnight shipping on orders over $500.

Delivery speed: Free standard shipping will arrive within 2 business days and free overnight shipping will arrive the next business day.

4. ShopBop The fashion retailer offers free shipping on all orders within the U.S. and internationally. You can also return items for free as long as you send them up to 15 days after the item is delivered.

Delivery speed: All stateside and international orders will arrive within three days of purchase.

5. Zappos The online shoe emporium offers free shipping on all purchases and a 365-day return policy - which also includes free return shipping.

Delivery speed: Orders should arrive within 4 to 5 business days.

6. Kate Spade The fashion designer's Web site boasts free ground shipping on all orders.

Delivery speed: Orders will take 2 to 5 business days to arrive.

7. Nine West Although NineWest's free shipping offer says it's only for a "limited time," the folks at Freeshipping.com say they've seen this deal pop up regularly. Just be sure to confirm that the deal is in place before you buy.

Delivery speed: All orders should arrive within 7 to 10 business days after purchase.
8. ShoeBuy The footwear retailer offers free shipping and returns on all your purchases.
Delivery speed: Your purchase should arrive within 3 to 10 business days.
9. Modern Bathroom Ordering a bathroom sink? On this home-renovation Web site, shipping is free to all the lower 48 contiguous states - no matter how bulky your order.

Delivery speed: Your order should arrive within 10 to 15 business days.

10. PiperLime The women's fashion site offers free shipping and returns on all purchases.
Delivery speed: Your order should arrive within 3 to 5 business days.
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