Site-wide free shipping motivates consumers to get their tree so it will arrive in time for Christmas, and rewards them for shopping with us.
Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) December 16, 2009
Those who have yet to buy a Christmas tree can rest assured that one will be on the doorstep by Christmas Eve. Balsam Hill ®, the leading online retailer of luxurious and life-like artificial trees and Christmas wreaths, announces today that they are partnering with FreeShippingDay.com to offer of free site-wide shipping on December 17th only.
“As mid-December looms, people begin to rush to buy their Christmas trees,” says Balsam Hill ® founder and CEO Thomas Harman. “Site-wide free shipping motivates consumers to get their tree so it will arrive in time for Christmas, and rewards them for shopping with us. December 17th is the best date for customers to buy their Christmas trees and be confident it will arrive on time.”
FreeShippingDay.com gathers retailers to promote free shipping as a one-day, on-line only shopping event. Last year, 250 retailers participated, and this year the company estimates that number to double, according to their website.
This is Balsam Hill’s first time participating in the event, and they expect to see an increase in the sale of pre lit Christmas trees on December 17th, and also some of their lower-priced items as well. This is because Balsam Hill ® usually offers free shipping for items over $100. But in the spirit of Christmas, free shipping is extended to every item. “Now is the perfect time for customers who want to buy our Christmas tree ornaments priced under $100,” says Mr. Harman. “We’re encouraging customers to take advantage of all our great offers and have the best-decorated Christmas possible.”
The holiday season historically sees a jump in the number of retailers offering free shipping. Although 80% of all online retailers are offering free shipping in some form this year, which is up from 78% in 2007, the National Retail Federation states that only 57% of online stores plan to promote unconditional free shipping.
Balsam Hill’s free shipping promotion is available only on December 17th. The free shipping is for FedEx Ground Shipping only.
For more information, please visit http://www.balsamhill.com
About Balsam Hill ®:
The mission of Balsam Hill is to create the highest quality artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands ever produced. The Balsam Hill team is passionate about developing realistic, premium pre lit Christmas trees for a more festive -- and convenient -- holiday season. Based in Redwood City, California, Balsam Hill designs all of its own trees, which are available exclusively.
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