Each Christmas I like to ship gifts to relatives living out of state, but I could never find a free shipping website to make the process more cost-efficient. As a result I wouldn’t send out as many gifts as I would have liked. But one day I came across FreeShipping.com while browsing online and… I love it. Why? For starters, it is owned by Clarus Marketing Group, a 10 year running company based in Connecticut that owns websites geared to save customers money – a sure sign that it is a legitimate. Each package you order gets shipped in an instant; it is incredible service. Also there is a 30 day free trial. Yes, I said the magic word. Free. And if you are somehow dissatisfied with the website, you can cancel at anytime – it’s a win-win situation.
The best part about the website is its awesome return policy. Usually, if someone is not happy with something they bought – the texture, the size, the content – that person is responsible for paying the return shipping fee. It is quite a pain. FreeShipping.com pays the return fee for you. This is especially important to me because I have family members that are extremely picky, and they will not hesitate to show their distaste for a gift.
For my son’s birthday (he’s five years old), I gave him a WWE action figure. I know how much he loves wrestling so buying him a wrestling toy, in my mind, was the perfect idea. Boy was I wrong. As soon as he opened his gift, he started to cry. Turns out, he just wanted a football for his birthday. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to waste any more money returning the toy.
A few months ago, for my mom’s birthday, I bought her some shoes that she saw in a catalogue and had them shipped to her house – a beautiful pair of black dress shoes with a red line encasing each sole. My mom was elated to see my gift arrive at her door step, but after rushing to open the package and trying on the shoes she realized they were a size too small. With the free shipping return policy at hand, it was easy to return the shoes and getting her a pair with the right size.
Currently, I have had the subscription for over a year, and to this day I still have no free shipping complaints. Who could really complain for a shipping service that charges only $12.97 a month? Most things that I pay for on a monthly basis are bills – electricity, cell phone, car insurance; FreeShipping.com isn’t a bill, it’s a monthly investment in saving money.