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A shipping story to share with your guests

Intrepid_Chef

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Well, PC has shipped my 4/30 show, containing 2 small orders I combined b/c the guest whined about a measly $4.25 shipping.

In the interim, I prepared my "motherless day" project. (Every year I go out of my way to do something special for someone who has either lost a mother, is estranged from her or just can't be near her ... and usually doesn't have kids either, just a way of getting through the day by helping others.)

This year, since the package was going to California, I moved away from a potted plant or cut flowers and instead went with 2 dozen home-baked, chocolate chip cookies.

Guess how much it cost to send a small tin, cookies in a ziplock inside the tin, and a card?

$10.70. That's right, more than DOUBLE what these two guests would have paid had they done their orders separate!
 

RMDave

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Wow. So did you mail a double batch? I mean, I'm without my mother and I'm in California.
 

esavvymom

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Ask those guests how much they spent to send flowers to their mom's this week!? A $25 vase of flowers costs $50 by the time you check out! (Yes, I'm cheap...I prefer more practical gifts that last. :D)

People are just self-centered sometimes and don't really pay attention to other things around them or what they really pay. You/We just happen to be someone they can direct it to at that moment. I had a Mary-kay consultant get snippy with me because I wouldn't give her free shipping on direct orders under $50 or $100 (don;t remember which). She said "I do it for MY customers.". I said "I can't afford to do that., sorry." She walked away...I was happy. :)

Thanks for the example, btw.
 

Becca_in_MD

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Just got an Edible Arrangement as a thank-you for my neighbor. Cost to pick-up at the store? $0. Delivery charge? $12. You better believe I picked it up at the store.

More than once I've had a host ask when an online guest chooses direct shipping how much her friend is paying in shipping. Last time, the guest's order was small enough that it was only $2 additional for the direct shipping. The customer balances out the whiners.
 

Intrepid_Chef

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Ha ha, Dave! Would have asked for your snail mail if I had. This year I felt called to reach out to a Twitterfriend who recently lost his mom ... and so many of the things he posted reminded me of my struggle 11 years ago.

I do think I'll share that story with people as an illustration of what a bargain our shipping is!
 

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