The move puts pressure on Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy, all of which now have higher minimums.
This holiday shopping season could finally make free shipping the norm among multichannel retailers — and free returns could be next.
LL Bean introduced free standard shipping without a minimum purchase amount to all US and Canadian addresses on March 25. The multichannel retailer will also increase Visa cardmember benefits by doubling rewards on purchases made with LL Bean Visa cards.
Online consumer holiday spending increased 12% compared with last year to $28.4 billion, according to digital business analytics firm comScore which measured spending up to December 22. It will hit $35 billion at its current pace, easily topping last year's total of $29.1 billion.
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SK&A is a leading provider of U.S. healthcare information solutions and databases. As part of IMS Health, SK&A researches and maintains contact and profiling data for over 2 million healthcare providers, including 800,000+ prescribers. SK&A's data supports research and marketing initiatives for life sciences, medical device, managed healthcare, direct marketing, publishing, education and more. SK&A's proprietary databases are telephone-verified twice per year from its world class Research Centers. SK&A enables multi-channel marketing and sets the standard for data quality and reliability. SK&A's customers include many of America's most recognized healthcare, publishing and pharmaceutical institutions.
SK&A is a leading provider of U.S. healthcare information solutions and databases. As ...