On average, e-commerce warehouses use 1/16 less energy than brick-and-mortar stores*. Plus, by shopping online you are saving additional energy by not driving to and from the store. Shopping online is a great way to help the environment.
When choosing shipping, go for ground as it is the most energy-efficient. Most of the time it’s free with a coupon code, too! Two great ways to save on shipping:
- Many online stores offer free shipping if you get your total up to a certain amount (ie. free shipping on orders over $25).
- ShopRunner gets you free 2-day shipping at many different online retailers like Toys R’ Us, Borders, Drugstore.com and more.
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