All the Online Places You Can Get Free (or Almost Free!) Shipping

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There's nothing that's more of a shopping buzzkill than when you go to check out online to buy something you really want and the store is charging you an arm and a leg in shipping costs. Armed with a little knowledge, though, you can totally change the way you shop online, without having to look for hidden coupon codes or wait until the next promotion to get what you want. As with any smart purchases, check the fine print first (sorry, Alaska and Hawaii — you have exceptions), but if you're ready to do some serious purchasing, here are all the places that always — always! — offer free or superdiscounted standard shipping.

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Wayfair
Wayfair

Wayfair

The television commercials for this online behemoth are super catchy, but it’s the depth and breadth of its offerings that are really the big selling factor. You can buy everything from bar stools to end tables to enormous sectional couches on Wayfair with free shipping on orders over $49. That minimum is pretty easy to hit when you’re looking for big pieces of furniture; if your total is under $49, the flat shipping rate is $4.99, which means that heavy $39 mirror you’ve had your eye on suddenly has the right price.

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Better World Books

Better World Books

Books are always such a pain when it comes to having to pay for shipping based on their weight. But over at Better World Books, it's easy to buy new and used textbooks, paperbacks, coffee table books, and more. Here’s the best parts: Better World Books ships free worldwide, and it donates books to literacy programs the world over. As of this posting, it has donated over 20 million books, recycled over 237 million books, and been able to donate $23 million in funds to reading programs.

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Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel

You know that superheavy KitchenAid stand mixer that you’ve been eyeing for years but just have never been able to pull the trigger on because it’s really heavy and a pain in the butt to lug up to your apartment? Or haven’t bought it online because it’ll cost you a million dollars to ship? It ships free, along with a whole bunch of great housewares, at Crate and Barrel. While the entire site doesn’t have free standard shipping (sorry, no settees or sofas), there’s a decent portion of it that does.

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Topshop
Topshop

Topshop

Free shipping, free returns, and trendy pieces at incredible prices — what else could you want from an online retailer? Since its 2009 stateside debut, Topshop (and Topman) have been killing it in stores and online. They’ve got everything from celebrity collaborations with Beyoncé to crazy-good maternity clothes.

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Zappos
Zappos

Zappos

Zappos was one of the free standard shipping pioneers, and it’s paid off for the retailer, which has been offering free shipping since 1999. It also has a killer 365-day return policy on over 3 million items, where you can return any time you’re not satisfied with them — also for free. Browse its boot and sandal selection, but don’t forget it also has clothing for men, women, and children, including brands like Love Moschino and Mara Hoffman.

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Nordstrom
Nordstrom

Nordstrom

West Coasters have been extolling the virtues of Nordstrom for years (its customer service policy is to take anything back at any time — seriously!), and the retailer has sealed its fate as America’s shopping sweetheart thanks to its standard free shipping. You can treat yourself to everything from a little candle pick-me-up to a luxurious cashmere scarf to a bundle of new makeup.

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Overstock
Overstock

Overstock

If you want to double down on saving money while shopping online, head over to Overstock. Its stash of everything from 1,000-thread-count sheets to luxurious rugs ships free over $45 and for $4.95 under $45. You can buy everything including the kitchen sink — Overstock has over 1,500 brand-name options in that category alone.

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Madewell
Madewell

Madewell

You can shop your favorite mall brand online with free shipping, making it even easier to pull the trigger on pieces like floral-print dresses and nubby coats from the Madewell x Sezane collection or basics like striped tees. You can also shop its “labels we love” section, where a curated mix of pieces from indie brands like ace&jig, Rivet and Thread, and Bikyni are available.

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Casetify
Casetify

Casetify

Get a blogger-approved stylish laptop case or new smartphone case at Casetify, where everything ships free on standard shipping. It's got interesting collections with names like California Colors, Marble, and New Standard Luxe, so you know this stuff is going to be good. And for those lucky iPhone 7 users, there are cases for you, too.

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Dermstore
Dermstore

Dermstore

If you’re in Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, now is the time to pay attention. Dermstore allows the same standard free shipping to these three places that the lower 48 enjoy, meaning you can get everything from French sensitive skin care brand Avene to the more obscure, like VMV Hypoallergenics. If you’re looking for a brand that your local store doesn’t carry, chances are Dermstore does. Skin care, hair care, makeup, and even bath and body are all available on the site.

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AT&T
AT&T

AT&T

You know your phone ships for free if you order it from AT&T, but you can also get free shipping on things like cases, Bluetooth speakers, batteries, screen protectors, and headphones. The next time you need anything related to your phone, whether you’re an AT&T user or not, consider the site for your accessories and assorted gear.

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Dell
Dell

Dell

It’s nice to know that when you buy a computer for a ton of money you get the thing shipped for free to you. But did you also know that Dell sells so much more than just laptops and desktops? You can stock up on printers, software, televisions, and more, including cameras and external hard drives. Students and military get extra discounts, and the site makes it easy to find additional deals and promo coupons to save you even more money, all with free delivery and a price-match guarantee.

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Fossil
Fossil

Fossil

Have you peeked at Fossil lately? It's got cool collaborations with Jamie Chung and Opening Ceremony, and it's even got a customizable section where you can make your watch dreams come true and build one from the ground up, or you can emboss or engrave a watch or a bag. (It also has adorable bag charms!) There's free shipping on everything, including its newest smartwatches. Canada and US territories, Fossil's got you covered, too.

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BaubleBar
BaubleBar

BaubleBar

BaubleBar has made a huge impact on the jewelry business, and its free shipping and returns policy is just one of the things that makes this site great. Jewelry is affordable and trendy, so you don’t feel like you’ve blown your entire Fall wardrobe budget on a pair of earrings or a ring, and free standard shipping is offered on all orders, including prepaid returns. Its current guest bartender is Shay Mitchell, whose collection includes a ton of chokers that are totally on point.

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Shopbop
Shopbop

Shopbop

Fashion insiders have long heralded the virtues of Shopbop, ranging from its incredible selection to its varied price points. But standard three-day shipping will get you everything from Mimi Holliday lingerie to BB Dakota fast fashion pieces. You can tie your Amazon Prime account to Shopbop as well and reap the benefits, such as one-click ordering.

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Book Depository

Book Depository

If you’re looking to get the latest and greatest in paperbacks and hardbacks, head to Book Depository for free shipping worldwide. There are over 16 million titles to choose from, and chances are it has what you’re looking for. It's based in Europe, but no matter where you live, it'll be able to get you books with standard free shipping in about five business days.

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MAC Cosmetics
MAC Cosmetics

MAC Cosmetics

Any hardcore beauty junkies probably already know this, but MAC Cosmetics ships for free. That means you can buy eye shadow refills and not have to buy the rest of the store to qualify for free shipping. While the Selena (that’s the original Selena Quintanilla, not Gomez) collection is still sold out — it was one of the brand’s bestselling collections ever — you can still browse cool collabs like Street Scene makeup bags and its popular Halloween collection.

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Lucy
Lucy

Lucy

Workout fiends should head over to Lucy to find their next favorite sports bra or legging. It's got extended sizing in many pieces, ranging from short to tall to extra small to 3X. It has bras that come in lingerie sizing with adjustable straps, plus all the accessories you’ll need for yoga, Pilates, and running. No minimum on free shipping will help you get whatever you need.

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L.L. Bean
L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean is another company famous for its “anything goes” return policy, and it has stood by its 100 percent satisfaction guarantee for over a century, which includes free shipping to the US and Canada. Stock up on your winterwear here, but also be sure to check out its home, outdoor gear, and luggage sections for a whole host of things you never knew you needed until free shipping was in the picture.