Posts Tagged 'free shipping'

The results are in!

With a record-breaking 12 votes, and 100% support for free shipping, The Tragic Whale is moving to free shipping!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to weigh in on this!

This feels like a HUGE step for me, and the price differences see so drastic, but I just keep reminding myself that it’s only $2 and that I came to this decision with input from my customer base. Here’s to the next thing!

 

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Free Shipping Poll

Please take the survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YX9YXMJ

With Etsy pushing free shipping, and with the USPS price increase at the beginning of the year, I’m considering offering free shipping. It currently costs $4.12 (+) to mail out a package, but I haven’t increased my shipping fees past $3 since shipping went up to $3 a few years ago.

I can raise my shipping fees up to $4 and take the loss of a few cents per order

OR

I can increase cost of my items by $2 and change shipping to $0.

I don’t want my price increase to be too dramatic and scare people away. But with an average order size of 1, it would decrease the overall price for almost my entire customer base.

Current-
Average item cost: $14.50
Shipping:$3
Average total: $17.50

Shipping increase-
Average item cost: $14.50
Shipping: $4
Average total: $18.50

Free shipping- 
Average item cost: $16.50
Shipping: $0
Average total: $16.50

Please take the survey! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YX9YXMJ

Free shipping for April

Over the hiatus, I temporarily shut down my etsy shop. I decided that if I was taking a creative break, that would include answering emails and packaging products. Ok, ok. Really I just wanted to be lazy for a bit.

Well we’re back up and running. While there aren’t any new products (yet), I did make some changes to shipping. The Tragic Whale will no longer ship out of the United States.

Such a bitch move, I know. But I don’t understand those customs forms! If you say it’s a gift, it costs a normal amount to ship. But if you said it’s merchandise it’s, like, an extra $40! I don’t want to lie, but I also don’t want to ask someone to send me their first born in exchange for a $10 change purse. So, at least for now, I’m just going to be a jerk and not ship out of the country.

Also, you can’t add package tracking outside of the country! I understand it, but I hate it. How will I know if my product made it to its destination?! Oh, US Postal Service. I love you, but sometimes you make it hard.

The good news is FREE SHIPPING for all of April!

I waited a day to announce it so no one would think it was a joke :)


Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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