Shipping Cowbells Internationally :: Optimizing Shipping Fees Example
Cowbells.com ships heavy cowbells worldwide cost effectively. Here's an example of how EvaMae quickly responded with options for a New Zealand customer buying six Brutus Bells:
Thank you for your bell order. This is the shipping policy for international orders.
Cowbells.com ships internationally to: Australia, Asia, Canada, and Europe. You may receive an email request for additional funds to cover international shipping fees. Our starting fee is $35.95. We have excellent international FedEx rates for orders over 11 pounds (5kg), and we will work to optimize shipping value.
The $39.95 fee that you have already paid covers the cost to ship 5 bells. You ordered 6 bells which puts you over the weight limit for the Flat Rate of $35.95. I have a couple of options for you.
- We could ship only 5 bells and refund you the $14.99 for the 6thbell that we would not send. You owe nothing more in shipping.
- I can send a PayPal request for an additional $25.45 to cover the shipping for all 6 bells.
- With the additional $25.45 paid, you can increase your order to 12 bells with no other increase in shipping. You would just pay $14.99 for each additional bell and the $25.45 in shipping.
If by chance you are interested in increasing your order to 18 bells, then that would qualify you for an extra special FedEx rate. You would be charged the additional $14.99 per bell and the additional cost for shipping would be $59.38
I hope this all makes sense. I welcome any questions you may have. I have your bells boxed and ready to go. Let me know which option you want to go with and we will get them on their way.
RESULT: Yet another option! In following up, EvaMae's offered 5 Brutus and one Mae Bell (Yes they are named after her, our SuperRep!) to stay under the weight limit for the flat rate international shipping. Yippee! Michael received 6 bells and saved a chunk in shipping. MOOvelous Eva Mae!