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TL
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Shipping Cost Increase

I've noticed the costs for shipping 2 spools have increased lately, most recently being $15.48 with Fedex to the USA (Alaska). I thought this may have been a one-off, as the Eshop has shipping to the US listed as "~$14" and I know previous orders have been cheaper, however, when I just priced the shipping for 2 more spools, the shipping cost came out to $15.64. Curiously, I looked back at my previous orders and did a basic (yet still overboard lol) trend of shipping costs since last April, realizing that costs have risen 35% from $11.48 to $15.48.

I may be missing the driving force(s) behind the increase (COVID, VAT, etc.) but I was just curious if others have seen similar increases with their shipping costs. 

This topic was modified 8 months ago by TL
Posted : 13/02/2021 5:57 am
Dragon1291
(@dragon1291)
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RE: Shipping Cost Increase

https://redstagfulfillment.com/fedex-ups-shipping-rate-increase-include-major-changes/

Demand of Shipping services increased dramatically during 2020. And one can say supply of shipping services decreased (wont get into the details here). Anyways, prices increased accordingly. 

Posted : 13/02/2021 6:50 am
SteveS
(@steves)
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RE: Shipping Cost Increase

You think that's bad!

 

Last shipment of filament to the UK I was about £6 ($8). Had an order in place stopped by Brexit and when they opened it up again shipping was £27 ($38)

Plus VAT on top of that.

Sad to say I'll be propping up Amazons profits instead. Only orders from Prusa will be machine parts if i need them if the printer breaks. 

Posted : 16/02/2021 10:09 am
cwbullet
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RE: Shipping Cost Increase

@steves

That is unfortunate.  

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Posted : 16/02/2021 10:46 am
adesir
(@adesir)
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RE: Shipping Cost Increase
Posted by: @steves

Only orders from Prusa will be machine parts if i need them if the printer breaks. 

Looks like a good idea. Each big country should have a good filament maker, no need to ship spools in planes. You will find posts on this forum with good providers near you.

Posted : 16/02/2021 12:52 pm
cwbullet
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RE: Shipping Cost Increase

@adesir

I concur.  I like the variety of Prusa and Prusament.  That being said, there are a bunch in the USA.

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Posted : 16/02/2021 1:31 pm
adesir
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RE: Shipping Cost Increase
Posted by: @cwbullet

That being said, there are a bunch in the USA.

USA is a specific case for PLA: NatureWorks makes the plastic in the same country. I can't understand why US users would buy in another country. Prusament PLA is very good, but this is too much travel!

I believe PETG is done in many more countries. I don't know if there is a PETG maker in the UK.

Posted : 16/02/2021 1:43 pm
Diem
 Diem
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RE: Shipping Cost Increase

@steves

The price breaks have moved on shipping weights.  The prices have also risen as per everywhere else 🙁

Just dropping one spool from the order might have been enough to lower the price by, er, I'm not going to look it up right now, it's about £20.   Once in the higher bracket it pays to order another half dozen spools to get close to, but not cross, the next price rise point.

Cheerio,

Posted : 16/02/2021 4:16 pm
TL
 TL
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RE: Shipping Cost Increase

@steves

Ouch, I'll count my blessings then! Hope that price drops in due time 😕 

Posted : 21/02/2021 2:42 am
cwbullet
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RE: Shipping Cost Increase

@adesir

Prusament has some pretty cool filaments that are just not available in the US.  As for standard PLA and PETG, I can find that local.  

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Posted : 21/02/2021 3:05 pm
PetersCarol
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Active Member
RE: Shipping Cost Increase

Indeed, it's a major difference from what it used to be. I had to pay almost double the price to ship two packages to Canada. But yeah, it was expected though

Posted : 23/02/2021 11:34 am
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