Tag: shipping

Free shipping causing funky buyer behavior

Due to squirrels who keep digging up seeds, I decided to get another seed starting tray so I can plant baby plants instead of seeds. The one I like is a commercial variety so there’s only one or two vendors who sell it by the unit. Otherwise I have to order a pallet. But on …

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Don’t let weather events keep your customers out in the cold

With the wildfires nearby, deliveries have gone really sideways. As it was USPS has been having massive delays due to administrative policies. With the smoke, the unsafe air quality, and full-on closures of roads, even other carriers are having problems. Amazon’s started refunding orders because the shipments are so backed-up. Some stores have been proactive …

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How two cents improved my shopping experience

Last weekend I ordered from a Shopify store with free shipping for $30. Problem was that my order came out to $29.98 (two $14.99 products), just under their limit. I decided to start checkout anyways to see how much shipping would cost. I was surprised to see that I qualified for free shipping, even though …

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How Amazon is reducing shipping anxiety

After a customer places an order, they naturally want to know when it ships and where it is. The other day I ordered something from Amazon and when I was checking on it, I noticed this: In addition to the usual "out for delivery" message, they told me how many stops away the driver was. …

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