Monday, February 1, 2010

The Cost of Shipping

It really does boil down to shipping. After all the hours and dollars spent building and optimizing the business, don't forget to consider your shipping tables.

I receive multiple catalogs from home decor and furnishings retailers, and I enjoy looking through them. I recently purchased a new desk for my home office and thought I would share with you my amazing experience with shipping and handling.

I went online to order the desk I'd picked out, and when I went to check out the cart said that shipping was $322. I found that hard to believe, so I then called the 800-number and this was in fact the correct charge. This seemed ridiculously high, so I then went to purchase another desk online via another catalog. This time shipping was $39. The desk was the same size and very similar- with the same expected time frame for shipping (2-4 weeks).

Have you reviewed your competitor's shipping tables lately?

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