|January 21st, 2009, 10:38 PM||#1|
Join Date: 10-29-07
Location: Sacramento (Rubicon) Ca
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Ruffstuff & Shipping Costs'
I would like to fill everyone in on our shipping costs' and times.......
This is especially important for those of you that haven't purchased parts from us before and don't know. We use the USPS Flat Rate Priority mail boxes wherever possible because we can put up to 70 lbs in one and ship it anywhere in the US or US territories for only $10. About 20 of our products are too big for the flat rate boxes but we ship quite a few a day and get a pretty good discount from UPS on those. Another thing about the Flat Rate Boxes is the speed to the destination, they are only 3 days accross the country!
The cost to ship heavy parts can put a big dent in your parts budget so if it will fit in an envelope we will put it in one and save you even more money......
Why our competitors don't use them is pretty easy to surmise, its not easy for them. UPS comes at the same time every afternoon and picks it up. With the PO they pick up the early boxes around 10am but any orders we receive after that we take to the PO so it does cost me a bit more but thats just a cost of doing business.....And at 3 days they are way faster without paying more.
Another thing I try to avoid are the companies that try and profit from thier shipping. We all know what it should cost to ship things and if the companies ship alot they also get big discounts from UPS & FEDEX. So, if your shipping charges seem too high ask them to ship it in a USPS box, if they won't, shop where they will because its your money! Its' one of the reasons we are one of the biggest parts suppliers to Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Alaska, and Hawaii!
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