What is better than shopping online? Shopping online and getting your items shipped for free. Yet, beware there are some catch 22’s when is comes to free shipping.
First, of all, when ever you are shopping online before you hit that last confirm purchase order button, you must make sure you completely understand your order. Did you read all the fine print? Do you understand how much you paid for shipping? Do you understand where your item is going to be shipped?
Now consider these things when it comes to free shipping:
Does the free shipping come with certain items you purchased?
Many times online sites will offer free shipping, but only on certain items. If you are only purchasing these items you are in luck. But you plan on purchasing other items, you will have to pay some shipping costs.
Does free shipping only apply for those who have the secret coupon code?
Many times you will have to give a certain coupon or special code to receive the free shipping. This is usually typed in close to the end of your checkout period. If you don’t have the code, you won’t be able to enjoy the offer.
Do you mind picking the item up at the local store that represents the site?
Many times a website will also have local stores. They will offer their customers free shipping as long as they will pick up the items at one of these local stores. The reason the sites and the stores do this is to get you into the store and possibly entice you to spend more.
Do you plan on spending enough money to qualify for the free shipping offer?
Many times shopping sites will place a price barrier on their free shipping offer. This means to qualify you must spend a certain amount of money first.
Can you actually save money from these free shipping offers?
Yes, you can save money, as long as you were planning on purchasing from the site anyway, as long as you were planning on spending this amount of money anyway and as long as these were the products you actually plan on purchasing.
Just remember to read the fine print and don’t allow the option of free shipping to cause you to spend more than you would have if this option had not be presented to you.