Faster vs cheaper shipping
I ship almost everything first class and things arrive in about a week after shipping. It means;
I have to go to the post office every day and get everything weighed.
I don't get any tracking
It takes 3 to 7 days instead of 2 to 3 for priority.
I save my customers a couple dollars.
I reduce my packaging to just what is needed.
One of the challenges is my merchandise is small and relatively inexpensive. Who would want to pay $5 to have a pair of tarp flyz sent..maybe some.
It would be great to get some feedback from you as to what is imprtant. I now ship for about $1.75 to $3 and it would likely go up to $5 for priority.
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Last edited by Dutch; 10-28-2011 at 06:55..
Don't know what your cost differences are for Canada but cheapest is best IMO. We typically have to wait longer anyways so any extra postage would not make that much difference.
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I say to continue your current shipping procedure if you are satisfied with it.
If a customer wants faster shipping, let them know what options are available and have them pay the difference in price.
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i like the way you pack things too, minimal packing = less trash and less resources used
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Stick with what you're doing unless someone makes a special request would be my suggestion. I know what your doing works great!
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Dutch. On the first class side, you could get a relatively inexpensive scale for $20-30 and do your shipping though paypal. You get delivery confirmation(tracking) included, an email with the tracking is sent to the customer and you can print the label all in a couple steps. Then schedule pick up on line if dropping by the post office is not convenient. You can use Priority though paypal as well. Internationals are the only ones that don't work well as it forces you to use priority international rather than 1st class international which really jacks the price up.
PM me for phone if you want some details on how to set up paypal to do it.
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Dutch, I have purchased from you a couple of times. I'm extremely happy with the way you do things and have had no complaints. There is an old saying that applies here "if it ain't broken don't fix it".
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cheap, what i have ordered from you has shown up in 2-3 days. that is one of the reason i don't order online much is the shipping... and besides, your mdse is small and does not weigh much...reg mail is just fine.!!(savings pennies for the latest dutch product..)
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