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The True Cost of Free Shipping

December 17, 2012
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What shoppers seem to want most this holiday season is free shipping. But at what cost? Before the end of 2012, about 90 percent of retailers say they will offer free shipping, according to, the website of the National Retail Federation trade group. But that kind of near-universal acceptance leaves a lot of room for variety....


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