We have looked into shipping our merchandise with a variety of carriers and have found that some of those options are both more expensive and in the some cases can take almost twice the time for delivery. We’ve negotiated a great flat rate fee, that would typically be twice that or more. A speedier delivery is available to you if you chose that option, but that typically comes at a price.
We ship from our warehouse in Missouri and delivery can take up to 5 business days for our slowest method depending on how close you are to our warehouse. Unlike large retail websites that have warehouses in many states, we are unfortunately limited to one.
The large websites that can offer free shipping usually ship from a warehouse site much closer to the package’s destination and deal with a much higher quantity of packages shipped. Some even charge a yearly membership fee, as well as raise of the cost of their items to cover the shipping that they’re giving to you for “free”. Instead of charging you fees or hiking up the cost of our boxes we just charge you the flat fee, or the fee calculated from what our shipper charges us to deliver the package.
Another reason for the shipping cost is that most of our boxes are 12 inches by 12 inches by 13 inches and weigh an average of 9lbs. Moving a package that size and shape does cost a bit extra as well (this is the case with any shipping option) If you look up rates for shipping a package of that size and dimension that distance on any shipping provider’s website, you’ll find that our shipping costs are competitive and the flat rate fee is extremely reasonable.
Hopefully this will clear some confusion up regarding our shipping costs, and paints a clearer picture of the process. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!