Talked to OnRope1 again and got more info. They said that when a package is under 1 pound, they can send it out via Priority Mail which reduces the shipping cost for small orders to 6.80.
At that price, the savings for the quantities most of us are looking at is around $3 - 4. While it's money not spent, it's probably not worth the time and effort. The other downside is that there is a minimum $10 order which means you have to buy at least 4 (I'm looking at you rstms ).
So, I'm thinking it will be best to order individually but I will send them your HF user names to let them know to be on the lookout for your order and to ship it Priority Mail for the cost savings. Make sure you mention HF and put your user name in the comments of the order form.