By Elizabeth Sheer, Cheapism.com
The online shopper's lament: You find a world-class bargain and then reality hits at checkout, where you discover that shipping charges add so much to the total that you're saving no money at all. And if you choose express or expedited shipping, the fee may cost more than the item itself. Adding to the general sense of dismay, neither shipping costs nor delivery times are standardized in the e-commerce world. So what's a shopper to do?
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We researched shipping fees and policies at 10 of the largest retailers to help you wade through the morass. We looked into costs, minimum order size that qualifies for free shipping, availability of free in-store pickup, estimated delivery time, and information transparency. After considering these factors we determined that Best Buy holds a whisker-thin edge with the most customer-friendly fees and policies, including no-charge delivery on orders greater than $25Read More »from Online Shipping: Which Retailer Has the Best Rates