Online shopping means customers all over the world have greater access to everything from rare books to designer fashion — without leaving the comfort of their couches. And while many businesses offer great perks, like free shipping and returns, not all your favorite stores provide these benefits.
Click through to see which retailers offer free shipping so you can save money when shopping online.
Retailers That Offer Free Shipping With No Minimum Spend
If you’re looking for stores with free shipping without any minimum sale requirement, check out these retailers.
Better World Books
Online bookseller Better World Books sells new and used books to fund literacy initiatives. And bibliophiles can rejoice knowing the business offers free standard shipping to customers worldwide.
Every order made through jewelry retailer Blue Nile qualifies for free shipping within the U.S. and to select countries. Shoppers receive two complimentary returns per year.
Men’s clothing retailer Bonobos offers free shipping on online orders and returns made within the U.S. Purchases are shipped via UPS and typically arrive within one to five business days.
You can save on beauty purchases by shopping at Dermstore, an online beauty emporium offering free standard shipping within the U.S. and to Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. Deliveries can be expected within five to eight business days, and return shipping is free.
Fossil offers free shipping within the U.S. Expect your order to arrive in three to five days. Return shipping is now free, as well.
L.L.Bean offers free shipping to the U.S. and Canada on qualifying orders with no minimum. Expect items in the contiguous U.S. to arrive within six business days. Return shipping costs $6.50 per package, but the lifetime warranty means you’ll never be stuck with a dud.
Makeup retailer Mac Cosmetics now offers free shipping within three to five days. You can also return items by mail and enjoy free shipping on packages.
Shoppers looking for a broad range of mid- to high-end apparel can save money on clothes, thanks to Neiman Marcus’ free standard shipping in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam. Delivery takes three to five business days once the order has shipped. Items can also be returned free of charge within 15 days of receipt.
Upscale retailer Nordstrom follows a simple shipping policy: Most items on its site ship free to anywhere in the U.S., including Puerto Rico. Nordstrom Rack orders over $100 also ship for free.
The famed sunglasses brand provides free shipping on orders within the U.S. Returns are free if made within 45 days of shipment receipt. Ray-Ban does not ship internationally, though.
Sunglass Hut offers free two-day shipping on all orders made through its online store. To receive the order within two days, simply place your order by 2 p.m. EST. Sunglass Hut will also cover shipping costs for returns made within 90 days.
The online shoe, apparel and accessories retailer offers free shipping and returns. Standard shipping takes four to five business days. Join the free Zappos Rewards program and enjoy free expedited shipping, plus other deals on shoe shopping.
Retailers That Offer Free Shipping With a Minimum Spend
You might have to spend a certain sum to qualify for free shipping at these stores.
Amazon shoppers can get free shipping in two ways. The first is to become an Amazon Prime member, which costs $99 per year or $12.99 per month and qualifies you for free two-day shipping on marked items. In eligible zip codes, you can even get free same-day shipping.
If you’re not a Prime member, you can still get free shipping if you purchase $25 or more of eligible items. This offer is available on orders shipped to any address within the 50 states. Orders will be delivered in five to eight business days.
Best Buy is one of the stores with free shipping on certain purchases: You have to spend $35 or more on qualifying items to get the benefit. Some items even get free two-day shipping.
You can also save money at Best Buy during the holidays, when the retailer frequently offers free shipping on orders with no minimum. The electronics retailer does not offer free returns unless the reason for the return is store error.
This members-only online shopping destination offers free two-day shipping and free returns on qualified orders. Note that some retailers require minimum purchase amounts.
Annual membership for ShopRunner is $79, but you can shop from hundreds of retailers. It also offers a free 30-day trial, and some American Express cardholders qualify for free membership.
The office supply store offers free next-day shipping on all Staples orders over $49.99 through its free-to-join Staples Rewards loyalty program. Additionally, Staples is one of the stores offering a price match guarantee.
Target offers free standard shipping on orders of $35 or more. You can also use your REDcard to get free shipping on most items and other perks. Items typically arrive within three to five business days. Target also covers shipping for some returns.
Holiday Special: Target Now Has the Best Free Shipping Offer This Holiday Season
This women’s clothing retailer offers free standard U.S. shipping on all orders over $20. Your order will arrive within five to seven business days. Shipping is also free for returns made through UPS.
Get free two-day shipping on millions of Walmart’s most popular items, from diapers to electronics. Orders must total at least $35.
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Elyssa Kirkham contributed to the reporting for this article.
About the Author
Trae Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist, host and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, beauty, tech, apps, toys and gift guides. Trae has appeared on dozens of TV shows and radio networks, including Today, Rachael Ray, Inside Edition, CNBC.com, WINS, WNEW, Sirius Radio and all network affiliates. She has bylined articles for Credit.com, ThisThatBeauty, USNews.com and Mainstreet.com, and has served as a judge on numerous product-awards panels, includingRedbook and Parents magazines.