I can't believe the amount of money companies are charging for shipping any more .. $8.00 to mail out a 4.00 cookie cutter? That is twice the price of the item .. put it in a small padded envelope for crying out loud ... UNREALISTIC. grrrrrr!
ASounds right to me, you can't ship much cheaper than $8 unless you go parcel post (or USPS first class for very light items, but most businesses standardize on UPS or Fedex).
Did you check how much the actual cost of the shipping for that item would be?
Sounds like highway robbery to me .. This cookie cutter is less then 1in in height, they could have easily put it in a padded envelope and shipped for 5.00 .. They lost my business. And yes, my husband does shipping/handling for a living and even he agreed the price was too high.
I paid $10 for a piece for my airbrush that if you dropped on the ground, you'd never find. So...it's kinda just the way it is.
For the shipping that is...I think the piece was $9.00
Most businesses use UPS or FedEx as Jason mentioned. I have priced different items and the shipping is usually 9.00 or so. I shop around though. If I can find another vendor that will save me money then I go with them. I can understand where you are coming from.
AI ordered some small 4"x 6"texture mats, paid $10 for shipping and HANDLING, and when they got here, plain as day, it said right on the mailing label the shipping cost $3.42. That really chapped my a$$!!! I get that they pay for boxes and for someone to stick them in there and the tape and all, but it feels better if they build that into the price, not the shipping!
This is bothersome to me too! I try to find things that have free shipping, not always easy!
It's frustrating that companies do that store of stuff Anna .. I can see multiple cutters online (ebay) with first class package through USPS for the same size cutters around $1.50 shipped (.50 additional cutters) .. If I could find the mini cutter I needed on there, I would definitely go that route .. Instead I'll just change my design idea ..
AWhy don't you try making it yourself? I first made some when I had a cake to do with lilies on it. Each set had 2 cutters, and the large ones were $25 a set, and the small were too small, and they were out of medium, so I got some aluminum flashing from the hardware store, cut in strips, and made my own! Just bought the texture mat, and my flowers looked great! No I have made dozens of my cutters, from flowers to a tea pot to a tiny slice of bread! I either secure with aluminum tape or JB Weld, depending on how much time I have u til I need it:-)
That's a great idea Anna .. Not sure if I'm crafty enough though lol .. I need tiny baby feet!