Due to stores everywhere closing temporarily due to the COVID-19 crisis, businesses who can are shifting their focus to their online sales. Now we know what you’re thinking: online shopping means there’s a charge for shipping. Not anymore because some Toronto stores are blessing us with free shipping so us shoppers can support them from the comfort (and safety) of our own homes.
Local Toronto stores like Peace Collective, Detox Market Canada, and Evio Beauty are all offering us free shipping with zero minimum spend.
We’ve always known how important it is to support local businesses, but it seems it’s crucial now more than ever. The government is making some big promises regarding compensation regarding businesses being closed and the future seems incredibly uncertain during this unprecedented time.
If you frequent a small business like a cafe, fitness studio, jewellery store, or nail salon regularly, consider buying a gift card. This means that you can use it at a later time when this whole mess is behind us.
Support them now or forever risk losing them forever.
If you’re in the mood for supporting local, here are some more of our favourite Toronto-based retailers that are offering free shipping during this time.
Up your accessory game and check out Armed. In addition to Toronto made and designed statement pieces and fine jewellery, the Toronto-based store also stocks reimagined vintage clothing and vintage homewares. Use the promotion code “FREESHIP” for free shipping across North America. Shop Armed.
From home goods and accessories to jewellery and kids’ clothes, you can find almost everything at Scout! Get free shipping on all domestic orders over $40 with the promotion code “SCOUTLOVE”. Shop Scout.
If you love jewellery then you’re in luck. Mejuri is offering free shipping on all order across Canada and the U.S. — no promotion code required. Free shipping ends on April 20, so get your orders in! Shop Mejuri.
If you and your fam need some sweats for hanging at home, OKAYOK is offering free shipping on orders of $50 and more. All of OKAYOK’s pieces are made in Toronto, so not only are you getting free shipping, you’re getting something completely homegrown, too! Shop OKAYOK.
Victoire Boutique, which recently closed its Ossington Ave. shop, features apparel and accessories from over 80 designers, the majority being Canadian women. While their Ottawa storefront is closed until further notice, you can still shop online with free shipping on all orders. Shop Victoire Boutique.
For stylish home and lifestyle goods, give Spruce’s online shop a visit. The retailer offers free delivery across Toronto. Just use the promotion code “SPRUCETOGO” at checkout. Shop Spruce.
T-shirts and fun items like pins, stickers, posters, and more, are just a click away at Crywolf. Every graphic featured is designed by the store’s owners. While its Bloor St. store is closed, Crywolf is offering free shipping on all orders $25 and up. Shop Crywolf.
This Toronto-based store has one of the largest selections of zero-waste and refillable body, skin, hair, and homecare in Toronto. The shop on Dundas West is currently closed, but PrettyCleanShop is offering free delivery to those whose postal codes start with M6H, M6K, M6P, M6R, M6S, and reduced shipping for everyone else. Shop PrettyCleanShop.
At mini mioche, stylish kid and baby clothes are made with intention. All designs are made with organic and sustainable materials and manufactured in Toronto. Right now, all orders across North America are eligible for free shipping. Not to mention, they’ll be shipped without plastic and in 100% compostable packaging. Shop mini mioche.
A little retail therapy and some cozy cashmere can cure isolation blues! Yorkville’s The Cashmere Shop is currently offering 20% off online orders plus free shipping on orders across Canada. Shop The Cashmere Shop.
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