Thats not a bad price how much do you think the courier charges them ?
Not sure.Thats not a bad price how much do you think the courier charges them ?
I would happily pass the extra cost on customers but most of my competitors don't do that. They also use Bodek and Alpha but dont pay $15 shipping. They pay less than $10 for most of the shippingSometimes you can negotiate shipping. Small orders can be killers when it comes to shipping costs. The amount for free shipping keeps going up. I keep expecting another surcharge because of the rising gas costs. You have to do like everybody else and pass the cost along to your customer. Am I happy about this? NO! I think it is called cost of doing business.
Hi Binki,sanmar and tsc will ship for free over $200
Have you tried their quick ship option where you go and pick it up from a fedex location for free? I only use Alpha, etc... when I can't find it at Virginia Ts & TSC. They are really high unless you buy the case and add to it ridiculous shipping and they just aren't in the ballpark. I will add that with Virginia Ts & TSC it looks like they are charging you $25 for shipping until you put pay with credit card. Then it upcharges you per piece but puts the shipping down to regular levels. It removes the COD fee which is either $10 or $15.
Then you need to include the cost in your prices. Sanmar runs about $12 for that few shirts.Hi Binki,
Yeah I know about there Free Shipping but it won't do any good to me as all my orders are 3 or 4 pieces.
Yeah but sometimes Sanmar charges me $3.99 handling fee as well which kills all my profit and other stuff.Then you need to include the cost in your prices. Sanmar runs about $12 for that few shirts.
Try using their Flex Express service.... you can have it shipped to your local Fed Ex store for $6.99. Also, we have used Virginia T's, according to our records, shipping starts at $6.00 for same state shipping (Florida).Hi Folks,
I started doing business with Bodek and Alpha and came across there high shipping rates which never go below $15 per shipment.
I am not sure whats wrong with them. I called them, spoke thrice but they said this is the final price.
Is there a solution to this problem or should I try some other wholesaler?
Thanks lifestar.Try using their Flex Express service.... you can have it shipped to your local Fed Ex store for $6.99. Also, we have used Virginia T's, according to our records, shipping starts at $6.00 for same state shipping (Florida).
Liberty, that's a service Alpha does for their customers. They do charge a piece price and it's not 'wholesale'. Now, I don't use their service but they do offer it. Alpha does charge a lot for their shipping and their piece shirts are much higher than a normal wholesaler. Alpha is only a wholesaler for case prices. Other than that they are low retail. The new flex service works great, but only if they are shipping it to you. Liberty does bring out a valid point though... when using Alpha and considering their price/shipping also consider all the 'perks' they 'give' you in return for that higher price. If you are getting money off your site and using their services then it may be worth it.