Search engines and other e-retailers lose share as shoppers increasingly turn to Amazon for product searches, a Bloomreach survey finds.
The online retailer of major appliance parts is now offering customers free shipping through FreeShipping.com, a membership program with more than 1,000 participating retailers.
RepairClinic.com Inc., an online retailer of major appliance parts, is now offering customers free shipping through FreeShipping.com. The e-retailer has integrated promotional copy for the membership-based program into its checkout process.
FreeShipping.com gives consumers who routinely shop online the ability to save shipping costs through membership. The program offers a 30-day free trial; it charges $8.97 per month after that. Consumers can get free shipping at more than 1,000 FreeShipping.com participating retailers, including Amazon.com Inc. (No. 1 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide), Best Buy Co. (No. 12), Kohl’s Corp. (No. 63) and Target Corp. (No. 19).
Members shopping at participating merchants pay shipping as a regular customer would and then submit receipts to FreeShipping.com. The company reimburses members the shipping fees they pay-up to $500 a year. Other member benefits include price protection, coupons and movie ticket discounts.
Customers purchasing appliance parts at RepairClinic.com will see the FreeShipping.com announcement during the ordering process. If they click on the announcement, they will be taken to the FreeShipping.com site where they receive more complete details.