Some views on free shipping.

I love to shop online, it’s convenient, entertaining, and offers so many choices. And while I love ‘free shipping’, there really is no such thing. Somebody must pay USPS, UPS, or FedEx to delivery, and the only way for us to cover the cost of free shipping would be to inflate product pricing.

At Kramer at market, this would mean either raising pricing across the board to both market and online customers or raising pricing only to our online customers. It does not seem fair for our market customers to help pay shipping for online customers, for they pay with their time and gas money to shop at market. And, raising pricing across the board to online shoppers is a balancing act of covering cost from one customer to another. Since carriers charges a minimum shipping charge that must be covered on small orders, large order customers pay more to cover the shipping cost of small order customers. Hmm, that doesn’t seem fair either.

So, the fairest solution I see for customers is for online customers to pay their individual shipping cost for time and gas saved from the convenience of shopping online. This way there is no inflated guess work product pricing of a buddy system for shipping charges.

Please know, we do not inflate shipping charges with added service charges. Shipping charges are calculated by weight based on the current rate of the carrier.

We look forward to your orders and having you as a customer, online or in-person.

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About krameratmarket

My life starts with family; they are my motivation for self-worth and achievement. I accomplish self-worth and achievement through career, self-directed study, and interacting with people. I own Kramer at market, I currently have two market locations, products in local retail establishments, and sell online. I sell spices, herbs, teas, and essential oils; but most of all, I interact with people. They teach me and I teach them. This blog is for teaching, learning, and sharing. My writings are based on my learned knowledge, as well as my opinions, from research, reading, talking, sharing, trial and error, and life experiences. Nothing you read here should be considered fact. Each of us is different, with different needs and reactions, each of us has experienced life uniquely. See you at market! New Eastern Market, 201 Memory Lane, York PA 17402 Fridays 8am - 6pm Saturday's Market, 3751 E Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057 Saturdays 8am - 3pm

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