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The Flying Nun
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I'd like to put out there for the world to see where your money goes when you spend it with Bobbin's Nest Studio....
Say, for example, you buy a $6 pair of needles and you got free shipping because (yay!) with us, orders under $10 ship for free- OK?
$6.00 Order Total
- $3.10 is what I paid for the needles, including the shipping from the needle company
- $1.00 is for the padded envelope, baggie, tissue, label, business card, receipt, etc.
- $1.50 is for the First Class Mail stamp to ship the order to you
$0.40 total and that doesn't include the time it took to package it, process it or walk to the post office.
Now, granted, I'm probably going to the post office anyway and let's face it, it's the end of the day and I could use the walk. Plus, knowing me, I grabbed a cuppa coffee on the way back so I contributed to the City Lights Espresso kid's college funds, so I'm helping America's youth-right?
Now, let's use a different example. You ordered a $6 pair of needles and said, "whee! Free shipping!" and so you placed a second order for another pair of needles within 24 hours thinking they would be shipped for free in two shipments. You're smart, you know where I am going with this, don't you? Can I add the two orders together ($12) and ask you to pay our low rate of $6 shipping? Yes, I can. And here's why...
We're being nice as it is. When we ask you to pay $6 in shipping, the $6 really goes to shipping because we send those packages USPS Priority Mail, which means you get your order in 2-3 business days AND there's a tracking number in case it goes missing. We aren't Zappos or Amazon and we can't afford to offer free shipping all the time, unless:
A. We mark our stuff up sky high so you think you're saving money by getting discounts and free shipping; or
B. we want to be in the business of selling cheap stuff, which let's face it, that's not the way we roll; or
C. we operate in this manner until we can't. We want to stay in business, and let's face it, you want us to too!
We aren't BIG...yet. We'll get there, but right now, we are in a growing phase. This, being our first foray in the online business world, we are doing the best we can. We are working out the kinks in the online store and trust me, there have been MANY.
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The Sound of Music
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