As some of you may already know, the USPS is raising their shipping rates - again - as of this Sunday, July 9th. I have been absorbing all of these USPS fee hikes (which have been twice a year) and not passing them on to any of you for a long time but I can no longer afford to absorb these extra fees.To give you an example of some of my most used shipping methods -
Flat rate padded envelopes are going from $8.30 to $10.40. Medium flat rate boxes are going from $14 to $17.10. Large flat rate boxes are going from $19.95 to $22.80.And the list goes on. The post office will now also be offering a new class called "Ground Advantage" which is basically a combination of first class package and parcel select ground and these packages will take about twice as long for delivery. Some of these rates are going up, some are going down. But they will be an option on my site as of Sunday. I have also opened a new UPS account and have been working with UPS on getting some better rates. I have had UPS as an option on my site for the last week or so and several of you have already taken advantage of their lower rates. A couple of weeks ago I ran a poll in my Insider's Group and asked everyone which of the following they preferred:There were 712 votes in total, with most in favor of removing the free shipping for orders over $65. So after a lot of thought, this is what I have come up with. I really don't want to remove a free shipping option completely, so I will be changing the free shipping from orders over $65 to orders over $100, effective immediately. So if your order is $100 or more, you will qualify for the free shipping. For orders under $100, you will pay exact shipping like before. But you will have the additional UPS Ground Saver option which I'm seeing is a lot cheaper than USPS in many cases. For those who subscribe to me on Patreon, almost everything will remain the same. The only change is the top tier still gets free shipping on every order, no matter the size of the order, except I will ship out your orders once a week. So if you order all the new products daily as they become available to you, I will just ship them out every Monday. For anyone else interested in Patreon, here are the benefits you get from subscribing to each tier: This was a really difficult decision to make. But with inflation and how the cost of my supplies are also increasing constantly, there's only so much I can absorb. Thanks to everyone for all of your input and suggestions. As always, I appreciate your support!
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