LONDON, December 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The first annual Free Delivery Day is the 18th of December 2009, marking the last order date for Free Delivery before Christmas for many leading online retailers. Free Delivery Day participating stores include Amazon UK, Debenhams, House of Fraser, MCo., New Look, O2 Shop, Tesco.com, Waterstones and more. Over 300 retailers are offering a Free Delivery promotion on Free Delivery Day with the Top 100 Free Delivery Day Offers being featured on FreeDeliveryDay.co.uk
Matthew Cheng created Free Delivery Day because many shoppers did not realize they could still get their gifts before Christmas without the hassle and crowds of High Street. He noticed that online shopping would peak on Cyber Monday and then wane for the rest of the holiday season. According to Cheng, This year, many online retailers have become more sophisticated with their shipping schedules enabling shoppers to buy online later and still get free delivery before Christmas. You can even stack money saving voucher codes to get the best price.
According to Cheng's analysis:
28% of retailers have a final Free Delivery deadline of Friday 18 December.
26% of retailers have a final Free Delivery deadline of Monday 21 December.
13% of retailers have a final Free Delivery deadline of Wednesday 23 December.
11% of retailers have Click and Collect options with pickup until Thursday 24 December.
The average free delivery order size is GBP 30 with many retailers offering no minimums and express upgrades.
Cheng offered the following advice: Don't wait until the last minute to take advantage of free delivery offers since popular items may go out of stock. If you still find yourself shopping at the last minute, the best option is to use the Click and Collect feature at Argos, Currys, Homebase, PC World, John Lewis and Marks Spencer to reserve your gift.
Click here (http://www.freedeliveryday.co.uk/) to visit the new Free Delivery Day site.
CONTACT: Matthew Cheng for FreeDeliveryDay.co.uk, +44-20-7101-9271, firstname.lastname@example.org