2nd Annual "No Minimum Monday" Delivers Free Shipping to Millions of Canadian Shoppers

Bargainmoose.ca partners with Canada's top retailers to waive shipping charges.

WINNIPEG, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The second annual online event known as "No Minimum Monday," gets under way on December 10th.  The promotion inaugurated and arranged by Canadian shopping community, Bargainmoose.ca. sees scores of Canadian stores offering completely free shipping on online purchases to help consumers find some bargains in the run-up to Christmas. "No Minimum Monday" will also eliminate the spend threshold retailers often require for free shipping.

Eleanor Salinas, co-ordinator of the free shipping event on Bargainmoose.ca, says, "People hate paying more than they have to for something they buy, and that's what shipping fees are viewed as, an extra annoying cost." Salinas continues, "I'm pretty excited to see some of the big brand names who are offering totally free shipping this year.  Brand names such as Roots, Snapfish, Sony and Dell are in the listings for this year's event."

To accompany the free shipping event, BargainMoose is launching a handy dashboard page that shows all stores with free shipping in one place. In addition to bringing on board many stores which don't usually offer free shipping in Canada, the page will also collate the retailers who offer free shipping as a matter of course, such as Lenovo and Dyson.

With the currently ongoing gloomy economic backdrop, consumers are constantly looking for ways to still have the things they want, but spend less in doing so. Free shipping is a great incentive, as they can also shop in the comfort of their own home. Salinas continued, "The average consumer intends to spend around $865 this holiday season, but none of that has to be spent on excessive shipping fees!"

A recent survey from Ernst & Young revealed that Canadian holiday retail sales in 2012 are due to be 3.5% higher than last year,  with clothing stores and electronics retailers apparently to claim the majority of the spending. And according to the latest consumer confidence survey undertaken by TNS (Nov 2012),  consumers are showing an increase in confidence.

Salinas concludes, "As a shopper, shipping fees are often a barrier to  buying. It limits where I'm willing to shop at and what I buy. If there is a hurdle to get free shipping (such as a minimum spend), I won't bother buying if I don't like enough items. I do however pay for shipping as long as I'm sure I like the products and the shipping process is good. No Minimum Monday is a great opportunity to allow shoppers try out online stores that they may not have used before, and see what the service is like - without worrying about shipping at all."

About Bargainmoose.ca

Bargainmoose is one of the top Canadian online shopping communities, where thousands of like-minded shoppers gather to find and share all the best shopping bargains and coupon codes. Recently ranked within the top 1000 websites in Canada according to Alexa, Bargainmoose has helped 4 million shoppers in 2012 to date.

SOURCE: Tipping Canoe Canada

For further information:

Eleanor Salinas  
Bargainmoose, C/o Tipping Canoe
204-975-9320  ext 117

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