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Nine out of ten retailers, actually its like 92.5% are planning to partake in Free Shipping Day this year on December 16th. In addition, 56.3% of retailers upped their free shipping budgets "somewhat or significantly" over last year, in anticipation of increased online shopping volume. With just over a month before the offers go live, the online event has already registered over 750 merchants who will offer free shipping for the 24-hour period with delivery by Christmas Eve. Major players who've already jumped on the bandwagon include Sephora, Skullcandy, Diesel, Express, JCPenney, Cabela's, Kohl's, Macy's, DSW, REI, Barnes & Noble, Columbia, Tory Burch.
Last year just over 1,750 merchants participated helping the event blow the doors off Black Friday by nearly $300,000.000 in sales, totaling $942,000,000 in online sales. That single statistic earned Free Shipping Day 2010 a place in history as the third-heaviest day of online shopping ever and this year they hope to break that record with a goal of over 2000 participating merchants.
· Free Shipping Day [Official Site]