According to A.T. Kearney’s Omnichannel Shopping Preferences Study conducted in 2014, shoppers still heavily prefer brick-and-mortar shopping experiences to digital retail. But this doesn’t mean online shopping is on its way out. On the contrary, retailers are taking greater measures than ever to convert online browsers into purchasers.
Online shopping has become increasingly more popular because of added benefits and conveniences, like free and expedited shipping, pickup centers and easy returns. Retailers are taking extra measures to give potential customers extra incentive to buy by giving steep discounts and free items with first purchases. For the consumer, this means perks. Between free trial memberships, discounts and free items, there’s no shortage of savings.
Here are 14 websites that have awesome first-timer savings and freebies.
Until Aug. 31, 2015, paid Amazon Prime members can get a $10 credit on their first Subscribe & Save order. To get the $10 credit, they must create a Subscribe & Save subscription and enter the promo code TRYSNS10.
Tobi.com is a modern women’s clothing and accessory retailer. Its goal is to give the customers the latest fashion at “amazing prices.” New customers can get 50 percent off their first order by signing up to receive daily emails from the website. Once you sign up, you’ll be given a promo code that you can redeem at checkout.
3. Revolve Clothing
If you’re new to RevolveClothing.com, you can get 10 percent off your first purchase by signing up for the retailer’s email listings. Revolve sells trendy men’s and women’s clothing items, bags, shoes and accessories from more than 500 brands.
Loft.com is a more casual spin-off store from Ann Taylor, which offers women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. New customers can get $25 off their entire order of $100 or more by signing up for the website’s newsletter.
Monthly subscription service Birchbox sends personalized beauty, grooming and lifestyle samples to men and women — including brand names, cult favorites and up-and-coming labels. First-timers can get 20 percent off their full-size purchase of $25 or more by subscribing today.
6. Glasses Shop
GlassesShop.com is an online retailer for men’s, women’s and children’s glasses and sunglasses. Customers get their first pair of glasses free by using the code FIRSTFREE at checkout. The offer is limited to one per customer and prescription. You can also get a 15 percent off coupon by entering your email address on the homepage and singing up for news, savings and updates.
7. Swift Eyewear
SwiftEyewear.com is another online store that sells glasses and sunglasses, and you can get your first pair free with the code FIRSTPAIRFREE. You can choose from a selection of eligible frames to find the style you love, and all you pay is shipping and handling or any coatings and upgrades.
Actress Kate Hudson co-founded Fabletics.com, an athletic fashion store part of JustFab, Inc. that gives customers quality workout clothing and accessories for a low price. When you become a site member, you get your first outfit for $25, half-off original pricing. To become a member, you take a short lifestyle quiz on the website that helps determine your style and then register an account.
BuluBox.com is a nutrition, health and weight loss subscription box that sends vitamins, protein powder, healthy snacks and other products to your door each month. You can get 50 percent off your first box by signing up for the website’s newsletter.
10. The Honest Company
Started by actress Jessica Alba, The Honest Company creates various baby essentials and family necessities: diapers, wipes, formula, sunscreen and more. New users can get free discovery kits, including the Diapers and Wipe, Essentials or Health & Wellness. You just have to pay $5.95 for shipping and handling, and you’ll be automatically enrolled in the company’s monthly subscription service.
JustFab.com, one of the websites owned by JustFab, Inc., offers fashionable shoes, clothing and accessories to women at low prices by cutting out the middlemen that justify product markups. You can get 20 percent off your first item when you sign up for a VIP membership, which costs $39.95 per month. Shipping is free on orders that are more than $39.
FabKids.com is another subdivision of JustFab, Inc. and offers children’s clothing, shoes and accessories at a discount from traditional retail. The website is now offering 20 percent off your first outfit or shoes.
13. Mystery Tackle Box
MysteryTackleBox.com is an equipment and product box subscription for fishing enthusiasts. For a limited time, first-time subscribers can use coupon code GET499 and save $10 on their subscription. The offer, however, does not work on gifts.
14. Hello Fresh
HelloFresh.com sends fresh, measured ingredients to your door with a recipe so you can take the stress out of meal planning and grocery shopping. New members can get $15 off their first order when they sign up for the newsletter through the website.
With so many first-time purchase deals, it’s easy to keep your wardrobe and products updated. Whether you’re a fashionista or a healthy eater, these online shopping discounts for first-time shoppers can help you save money on the things you want and need.
Disclaimer: All offers are current as of Aug. 11, 2015, and are subject to change at any time.