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Amazon’s free two-day shipping applies to a vast majority of its items, and Amazon is upping its game in some areas, offering free same-day delivery. Other retailers, however, are catching up, offering free two-day (or faster) shipping as well.

It’s a smart move, considering the fact that Amazon Prime members seem to be doing more spending than their non-Prime counterparts.

After all, who doesn’t love free two-day shipping?

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So who are the retailers giving Amazon a run for its money? Here they are in alphabetical order, with all the key details on what restrictions and options are available to customers.

1. Apple

Apple offers free two-day shipping on in-stock items and free next-day shipping on in-stock iPhones. You can tell which items are eligible for free two-day delivery when they are in your cart.

  • Minimums: None.
  • Exclusions: Customized Macs, engraved items, and orders paid for with financing or by bank transfer.
  • Locations: Residents of Puerto Rico don’t get guaranteed two-day shipping, with the shipment taking anywhere from two to five days.

2. Art’s Cyclery

One of several cycling retailers on this list, Art’s Cyclery offers customers  free two-day shipping.

  • Minimums: Purchases over $175.
  • Exclusions: Bikes, trainers, wheel sets, backorders, and shipments over 10 lbs. Art’s Cyclery also lists this as a limited time offer without saying when the offer will end.
  • Locations: Contiguous United States.

3. Backcountry

You have to spend at least $50 on items from outdoor gear retailer Backcountry to get free two-day shipping and purchases. According to the website, this is a limited time offer.

  • Minimums: $50.
  • Exclusions: Freight items such as bikes, bike wheels, and kayaks.
  • Locations: Contiguous United States.

Backcountry Free Shipping

4. Best Buy

Best Buy offers U.S. customers free two-day shipping on qualifying purchases. According to the Best Buy website this translates to thousands of eligible products. The final price is calculated after coupons and taxes have been applied.

  • Minimum: $35.
  • Exclusions: Movies, music, pre-owned games, special orders, and scheduled deliveries.
  • Location: Excludes APO/FPO addresses.

5. Birchbox

Birch Box Free Shipping

Birchbox offers free two-day shipping, but it doesn’t come cheap.

  • Minimum: $150.
  • Exclusions: Nail polish, perfumes, aerosols, and hazardous materials.
  • Locations: Contiguous United States. Excludes P.O. boxes and APO/FPO addresses.

6. Blue Nile

This jewelry retailer offers free two-day shipping on purchases over $500. Purchases over $1,000 get free next-day delivery. Orders over $1,000 require a signature upon delivery.

  • Minimums: $500.
  • Exclusions: None.
  • Locations: Excludes P.O. box addresses.

7. Camp Saver

Camp Saver offers free two-day shipping for a limited time using the code 2DAYSHIP. It is unclear how long this offer will last.

  • Minimums: $99.
  • Exclusions: Valid on 40 qualifying brands, and not valid with other promotions, discounts, or coupons, or on oversized items.
  • Locations: Excludes Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories, and APO addresses.

8. Competitive Cyclist

This online cycling gear store offers free two-day shipping, but only during promotional periods.

  • Minimum: $50.
  • Exclusions: Bikes, bike frames, bike wheels, cargo boxes, car racks, indoor cycles, and all freight items.
  • Locations: Contiguous United States and P.O. boxes.

9. CVS

CVS offers free two-day shipping on non-prescription orders. Orders must be placed before 12:00 PM EST.

  • Minimum: $49.
  • Exclusions: Prescription items and orders over 10 lbs. and must include eligible products.
  • Locations: Contiguous United States and non-hazardous items to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

10. Gear Coop

Outdoor gear retailer Gear Coop offers shoppers free two-day shipping.

  • Minimum: $49.
  • Exclusions: None.
  • Locations: Contiguous United States. Excludes P.O. boxes, APO, FPO, and DPO addresses.

11. Jet

Jet Free Shipping

Jet offers free two- to five-day shipping, and to qualify, orders must be placed by 2:00 PM.

  • Minimum: $35.
  • Exclusions: Two-day shipping, in particular, applies to what Jet describes as “everyday essentials.” Everyday essentials include household products like cleaning products, pet supplies, and snacks, and are labeled. Some expensive items like some computer monitors are also available for free two-day shipping.
  • Locations: Contiguous United States.

12–17. Quidsi, Inc. Websites

The six Quidsi-owned websites Diapers.comSoap.comWag.comYoYo.comBeautyBar.com, and Casa.com give customers free one- to two-day shipping. Orders must be placed by 6:00 PM in your time zone.

  • Minimum: $49.
  • Exclusions: Items marked “extra-mile,” “local delivery,” or “ships from the manufacturer.”
  • Location: Excludes certain rural ZIP codes, Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories, APO/FPO addresses, and international destinations.

They also offer free overnight shipping on orders of $49 or more, but this is limited to specific ZIP codes in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

18. Ray-Ban

While you might not want to purchase sunglasses without trying them on first, eyewear retailer Ray-Ban offers across-the-board free one- to two-day shipping, with all shipments fully insured.

  • Minimums: None.
  • Exclusions: None.
  • Locations: 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Excludes P.O. boxes.

19. Shop Your Way

Like Amazon Prime, Shop Your Way offers a program with a membership-based option to get free two-day shipping. The program, Shop Your Way Max, is applicable on select items on the Shop Your Way website as well as K-Mart and Sears.

To get free shipping on qualifying items, you’ll have to sign up for an annual membership that costs $39, and comes with a few other perks including points and exclusive offers. Potential members are also offered a 90-day free trial to test the service out before committing.

  • Minimums: None.
  • Exclusions: Non-qualifying items.
  • Locations: Excludes P.O. boxes and U.S. territories.

20. Sunglass Hut

Like Ray-Ban, Sunglass Hut offers free two-day shipping across the board. Orders must be placed before 2:00 PM EST. Free next-day shipping is also available on orders of $250 and over.

  • Minimums: None.
  • Exclusions: None.
  • Locations: 50 U.S. states, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Excludes APO/FPO addresses.

21. Sephora

Sephora Free Shipping

Like Amazon, Sephora does charge a little extra for free two-day shipping, but it’s only $10 for one year. You also get the option of a special overnight rate of $5.95.

  • Minimums: None.
  • Exclusions: Hazardous items (including aerosols and alcohol-based products).
  • Locations: Contiguous United States (excludes Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, P.O. boxes, and APO/FPO addresses).

22. ShopRunner

Annual membership on ShopRunner costs $79 and gets you free two-day shipping on eligible items from a long list of retailers and brands, ranging from PetSmart to Neiman Marcus. Brands include Tory Burch, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, and Hugo Boss. Eligible items will feature the ShopRunner logo.

  • Minimums: $25–$49.99 (some retailers will require a minimum purchase of $25, with Staples alone requiring a minimum purchase of $49.99).
  • Exclusions: Non-qualifying items.
  • Locations: Excludes shipments to a P.O. box or APO/FPO/DPO address. Eligible items will be delivered to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, but not all regions can be reached in two business days.

23. Under Armour

Under Armour offers free two-day shipping on orders placed by 1:00 PM EST.

  • Minimums: $175.
  • Exclusions: None.
  • Locations: Excludes P.O. boxes and addresses in U.S. territories. (They get standard shipping, which could add two additional weeks of transit time.)

24. Verizon Wireless

Phone provider Verizon offers free-two day shipping on orders placed from Monday to Friday by 4:30 PM Orders placed over the weekend (after 4:30 PM local time on Friday and before 4:30 PM local time on Monday) will be delivered on Wednesday.

  • Minimums: $49 (if purchasing accessories only).
  • Exclusions: None.
  • Locations: Excludes Hawaii and Alaska.

25. Walmart

Walmart recently launched an Amazon Prime competitor called ShippingPass. The annual membership fee is $49, and you get a 30-day free trial. To sign up for the ShippingPass membership, you need a Walmart account. To get free two-day shipping, you must place your order before 2:00 PM EST.

  • Minimums: None.
  • Exclusions: Items with freight charges, items fulfilled by Walmart.com Marketplace sellers, personalized items, eGift Cards, and any item not marked eligible on its product page.
  • Locations: Excludes U.S. territories and international destinations.

26–28. Warehouse Sites

Several of the Warehouse sites offer free two-day shipping, but with some different restrictions. Running Warehouse offers free two-day shipping on all purchases regardless of price.

  • Minimums: None.
  • Exclusions: Tennis balls, orders containing demo racquets, back ordered shipments, and shipments that weigh over 12 lbs.
  • Locations: Contiguous United States.

Sister sites Tennis Warehouse and Racquetball Warehouse offer free two-day shipping, but require a minimum purchase.

  • Minimums: $75.
  • Exclusions: Racquetballs, orders containing demo racquets, back ordered shipments, and shipments that weigh over 12 lbs.
  • Locations: Contiguous United States.

Do you know of any other online retailers offering customers free two-day shipping or better? Let us know in the comments.

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