For the first time ever Indigo has confirmed that it will ship books to Plum members for free.
Throughout the summer, any customer who is a Plum rewards member that places an order from Indigo.ca that contains a book, including audiobooks, will receive free shipping of their purchase.
"Books are at the centre of everything we do at Indigo, and we are excited to offer free shipping on all books at Indigo.ca all summer long," says Kirsten Chapman, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Digital at Indigo. "Summer is the perfect time to unwind and unplug with a great read, and for those people who choose to shop online for convenience, we want to ensure that we continue to provide amazing value while inspiring a love of reading."
To qualify for free shipping, customers must be an existing member of Indigo's Plum rewards program, which affords points for purchases in store and online, along with personalized recommendations, bonus points offers, and invitations to exclusive events.
Indigo's book experts have put together a list of recommendations to help Canadians prepare for their summer reading list.
According to their input, the top summer reads for adults are: The President is Missing - James Patterson and Bill Clinton; The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson; Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewell; The Death of Mrs. Westaway - Ruth Ware; The Outsider - Stephen King; Educated - Tara Westover; Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari; Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn; Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan; and The Perfect Couple - Elin Hilderbrand.
For kids, top picks include Wings of Fire #11 - Tui T Sutherland; Positively Izzy - Terri Libenson; Dragon Masters #10: Waking the Rainbow Dragon - Tracey West; Hug a Tree, Geronimo - Geronimo Stilton; Everyday ABC - Paul Covello; Ocean Meets Sky - Terry Fan; Cece Loves Science - Kimberly Derting; Weird but True Canada - National Geographic; Confidence Code for Girls - Katty Kay; and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - House Edition - JK Rowling.
Free shipments will apply to purchases made online by plum members from July 3 through to August 31 2018. Some exceptions do apply, such as heavy or oversized items, and shipments made to remote areas.