Eighty-seven percent of online retailers' standard shipping offers set to expire on or before Dec. 20, says Shop.org

LOS ANGELES , December 14, 2011 () – According to a survey by the National Retail Federation’s e-commerce arm, Shop.org, 87% of online retailers’ standard shipping offers are set to expire on or before Dec. 20, Internet Retailer reported on Dec. 13.

In 2010, 86% of online retailers’ standard shipping offers expired on or before Dec. 20.

The survey, which was conducted from Sept. 22-Oct. 14, involved a group of 51 retailers.

The study found that 5.3% of online retailers are planning to offer expedited shipping on Dec. 23.

86.4% of online retailer’s free expedited shipping offers will expire on Dec. 22.

56.3% of online retailers included in the study additionally reported that their budgets for free shipping promotions were larger during the 2011 holiday season than they had been the previous year.

The primary source of this article is Internet Retailer, Chicago, Illinois, on December 13, 2011.

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