Friday, September 4, 2009

An Explaination of Zazzle Shipping

Zazzle shipping can be confusing, so I thought a little explanation was in order.

Zazzle used to provide a shipping chart to it's customers, but that has been taken down. Now they suggest you put your items in the cart and start the checkout process to calculate shipping costs.

The reason it was taken down was probably because even with a chart shipping at Zazzle can be confusing. Zazzle doesn't have a flat fee and they don't ship by weight--they ship by class. Each type of product has it's own shipping price because some items are printed at different locations, and therefor can't be shipped together. If you are buying multiple items from the same shipping class the shipping price of buying addition items goes down. BUT, if you buy an item from a different shipping class, you will pay the same as if you had ordered each of those items separately. Here's an example of how that works below (this is taken from the old shipping chart - exact shipping prices may have changed but I believe the general idea is the same):

Shipping Cost for 1 Magent: $1.99
Shipping Cost of 1 T-shirt: $4.99
Shipping Cost for 1 T-shirt and 1 Magnet: $1.99 + $4.99 = $6.48
Shipping Cost for 2 Magents: $1.99 + $0.20 per additional magnet = $2.19
Shipping Cost for 2 T-shirts: $4.99 + $0.49 per additional T-shirt = $5.48

  • All aprons, bags and apparel (except embroidery and pet t-shirts) are shipped together.
  • All embroidered items are shipped together
  • Magnets, buttons, and key chains (but not photo sculpture key chains) are shipped together
  • Greeting cards and postcards (but not invitations, photo cards and other stationary products) are shipped together
  • Business cards and profile cards are shipped together
  • Assume all other items are shipped separately

When you have a coupon for free shipping, it will usually ONLY apply to items from one type of shipping class. If you buy items from two different shipping classes you will usually get free shipping on only the highest priced shipping class, not your whole order. In most cases, free shipping coupons do not apply to oversized orders (orders over 50 items).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the explanation, extremely helpful! (and I am a Zazzle Seller. :)