Shipping Tips and ShopRunner

Shipping Tips

  • Order the item in person at the store. The sales associate most likely will be able to grant you free shipping.
  • Order the item online and select the option to ship your nearest store. You can pickup your item at the selected store and get free shipping. Stores that have this option are Nordstrom, Macy’s, Franceasca’s etc.
  • Signup and use ShopRunner. For more information on how to signup and what it is please click here.Amazon Prime: 2 Day free shipping ($119/year for an annual Prime membership &  $59/year for an annual Prime Student membership.
  • Look for stores with free standard shipping such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Chicwish, MAC Cosmetics, Zappos, Kate Spade
  • Look for stores that have free memberships that come with free shipping such as Madewell InsidersBloomingdale’s Loyalist, Michael Kors KorsVIP
  • Look for coupon/promo codes to enter at checkout
  • Look for a retailer’s minimum spending requirement to receive free shipping such as $49 for SheIn, $20 for Topshop $35 for BaubleBar
  • Look for options for free in store pickup when checking out such as Abrecrombie & Fitch, J Crew, Target etc.

ShopRunner

“Signup for unlimited 2-day shipping, free return shipping, member only deals and much more.”

ShopRunner makes shopping online more convenient and fun! For eligible items ShopRunner eliminates the hassle of paying for shipping, waiting longer then expected to get the purchase and then having to pay return shipping.

They have an easy signup process for free accounts associated with American Express (never expires), Mastercard (3 years), Paypal and Yahoo (1 year free). Once your free account expires you will have the choice to signup for a paid membership. Your ShopRunner account will not convert to a paid membership without your permission.

If you cannot signup through these free options an annual membership costs $79.00. Click here to signup with a three month free trial offered by ShopRunner.

ShopRunner also offers the ability to search for products on their own website shoprunner.com or download their mobile app.

Participating Stores

They have partnered with hundreds of stores to provide the free 2 day shipping service. Below are ten of my favorite stores (many of them offer petites). You can shop for eligible items directly on the store’s online website and when it comes time to checkout sign in to your shoprunner account to select shipping. Look for any item with the ShopRunner logo on the product page or during checkout. For their full lists of retail partners please click here.

  1. Ann Taylor
  2. Bloomingdales
  3. Kate Spade
  4. Lord & Taylor
  5. Neiman Marcus
  6. Neiman Marcus Last Call
  7. Saks Fifth Avenue
  8. Saks Off Fith
  9. Sam Edelman
  10. White House Black Market (WHBM requires you to spend a minimum of $25 to use ShopRunner for free shipping)

Signing up trough a qualifying credit card company:

If you are an American Express member with a current card you can receive a free ShopRunner membership with no expiration. Only US Consumers and Small Business American Express® Cards are eligible. Please click here to start the signup process.

MasterCard members with a current card receive 3 free years. Only World Mastercard® or World Elite Mastercard® cardholders are eligible for a free membership. Please click here to enroll.

Other ways to be eligible for a free membership:

PayPal members can receive 1 full free year.  Please click here to activate a ShopRunner membership with Paypal.

Yahoo members can receive 1 full free year. When the full year is up, the ShopRunner membership cancels automatically and you will not be charged the full membership fee.  Please check the expiration date in your ShopRunner account as you will not receive a warning email before cancellation. Click here to signup with your yahoo account. 

Other Promotions offered through the year.

Please check back with ShopRunner or through retail partners. Some retail partners might provide you a direct link to signup through the PayPal option or have the ability to provide a free year of membership with a qualifying purchase.  The specific retailer’s promotional offer would start with a free trial membership, and after you have met the retailers spend threshold, they would give you a free year membership.

For most up to date information please contact ShopRunner Support or look at their FAQ’S page.

ShopRunner’s FAQ’S page states that you can’t gift someone a membership but you can add up to 4 family members of your household to your ShopRunner account for free. To add these family members you will need to contact ShopRunner’s support team to provide their relationship to you (ex. sister, mother etc.), their email address (does not have to be a Yahoo account) for them to set up their own login information.  Your family member will then receive an invite email to join, fill out some information and create a password to sign in for their own free account. When your free ShopRunner account expires – these free family accounts will expire too.

If you are ordering an item online at a specific retailer as a gift for someone – you may be able to sign into your ShopRunner account at checkout in order to get free two day shipping while entering a different recipient’s mailing address and charge information. ShopRunner allows you to manually enter at the retailer’s site which delivery address the merchandise will go to or you can select the address stored in the ShopRunner account.

The retailer will still provide the same service as they would if you were not shipping with ShopRunner. You should still receive any notifications of shipment or tracking that the retailer usually provides. They also provide ShopRunner with the order number and tracking information so you may look it up on ShopRunner’s site as well.

ShopRunner does not ship any of your orders. Their retail partners ship the products fast and free from their warehouses directly to you.

According to ShopRunner’s FAQ’S page:

“Eligible items will ship so they are delivered free within 2 business days via shipping partners like UPS and FedEx. ShopRunner only ships to physical addresses in the United States, including, in most cases, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Any shipment to a PO Box, APO/FPO/DPO or international address is excluded from the ShopRunner program.”

If you have any questions or concerns, ShopRunner states that they can be reached 7 days a week between 8am-10pm EST or at 1.888.721.7467. I have personally find their chat option offered on their website really helpful with the response time being excellent during business hours.