Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Excessive shipping charges

I have seen this photo on a number of blogs recently and totally concur with the sentiments expressed.

I generally only support vendors who offer reasonable product and shipping charges and excellent service and I am not shy to feature them on my blog because we should reward and support those that are great.

This weekend I was keen to purchased a good deal from Webster's pages.  You bought 50 SB papers, ribbons, trims etc valued at $100 for $25.  The catch was that they charge you $41 postage.  I always check what the postage is before I buy as there seem to be a lot of "chancers" out there.  Needless to say I felt ripped off with this offer.

I love ordering from Frantic Stamper as she charges $13 for a flat rate envelope and you can really get a lot in an envelope. I have also been supporting Joanna Sheen lately as she does not charge postage at all, her prices are a tiny bit higher for that reason but that is fine.  Joan's Country Crafts, Simply Creative and Stamp n Stuff locally charge you the actual postage cost.  All these companies offer fabulous, fast and efficient service and deserve to be supported!  I've noticed that some of our local vendors are also making big profits on their postage, which is sad for the industry, especially in these economic times.

Here is an interesting article written by Donalda and I agree with her that we should not buy from vendors that rip us off.  Please share with us the names of vendors that you have used that charge reasonable prices so that we can support them.

Have a wonderful day, it is a gorgeous, crispy clear, sunny, cold day in Cape Town.

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