“???-Co” charges a anywhere from $5.99 flat rate shipping and up depending on the size of the order. This is “???-Co’s” shipping cost but not mine. I charge anywhere from $8 for one or two small-item orders up to $12.50 for an average sized order shipping in the US. Some orders have to ship FedEx because of the size and will range from $15 and up (for things like displays and large tools). You only pay the Jet Beads shipping cost – not both. Canadian and other international shipping costs are calculated on a case by case basis.
My shipping charge includes the actual shipping cost as well as a few extra dollars for sorting out the orders and packaging them up (this takes 3 to 10 hours a day). My profit margin is so minuscule that I have to charge a little extra in order to keep doing this!
The bottom line is that even with shipping being more through Jet Beads (vs $5.99 + at “???-Co”) you are PAYING LESS FOR YOUR ORDER BY ORDERING THROUGH JET BEADS. The amount you are saving is inclusive of all shipping charges – it is the full and actual amount you are paying less.
If you need something shipped ASAP I will calculate for you whether it is worth it or not for you to order though me. Basically I charge to you the extra $$$ it takes to get the product from “???-Co” to me either Overnight or 2nd day. Sometimes that eats up your entire savings amount but typically you still save. I do have Expedited Shipping for $5.99 extra that will usually shave 2 to 3 days off the shipping times
I order daily Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. All orders placed after noon on Friday through before noon on Monday are placed Monday. This is because “???-Co” doesn’t ship over the weekend and anything I order after noon on Friday won’t ship until Monday anyway. So basically you will always get your order from me within 7 to 9 days. Sometimes the USPS screws something up though and it might take longer. Also, I send a check-sheet with your order so you can check everything in.