Friday, June 10, 2011

Small shipping adjustment

In April we had to increase our shipping prices due to another large shipping increase by the USPS. A while back we had merged the 4-7 and 8-15 card categories for simplicity, but with the recent changes, this has forced the cost of shipping 4 cards (a very common number) up to $3.50

We have received a number of complaints on how expensive it is to buy a play set of 4 cards and we agree wholeheartedly.

We did some creative changes to the current shipping prices and the end result is the addition of a 4-7 card category at $2.99 This is the best we can do considering the current large price to ship rigid/non-uniform materials via the USPS.

Sellers will find that the 1-3 card shipping allowance has been expanded to 1-7 cards. The new USPS pricing supports similar pricing on 1-3 ounces, so we feel that sellers can absorb this change. Higher quantity orders still provide a generous shipping allowance and can help offset the tight margins on shipping 1-7 cards.

Hopefully this change will improve sellers ability to make sales in the 4-7 card range where previously it may have been price prohibitive. We also hope that buyers will be pleased by the shipping reduction.

As always all of us at CardShark appreciate your business.

1 comment:

  1. We have taken our recent adjustment and expanded it upwards to all the higher level shipping ranks as well. This probably should have been done as part of the last change. Hopefully buyers will see a nice .50-.60 reduction across the board in shipping prices.