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Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Ztrack Center Offering Rolfs Laedchen Products

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  • Reynard Wellman
    Hello Steve, Our rates go up as the value of the order goes up. This discussion has reminding me that I should upload our new shipping rates today, I was going
    Message 1 of 8 , Apr 30, 2008
      Hello Steve,
      Our rates go up as the value of the order goes
      up. This discussion has reminding me that I should
      upload our new shipping rates today, I was going to
      put this off until May, but might as well do it now.

      Best regards,
      Reynard
      http://www.micronart.com
      On Apr 30, 2008, at 11:52 AM, stevegail wrote:

      > Reynard--
      > I know postage rates are climbing BUT. . . you charge $5.90 to ship 7
      > brass frets (postage rate from you web site)while Rob bumps the
      > postage rate to $14 (postage rate from Rob's web site). Basing
      > postage on value is a ripoff. The $14 postage charge just can't be
      > justified for a package that weighs less than a pound. I know Rob
      > won't care but I guess I'll just have to do without detail parts that
      > would be welcome additions to my layout.
      >
      > In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, Reynard Wellman <micron@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hello Rob,
      > > And amen! We spend several thousand dollars a
      > > year on shipping, insurance, confirmation, etc.
      > > And we do everything in our power to prevent
      > > "folding" of any product. The gas guzzlers have
      > > driven up the price of fuel for everyone in the world,
      > > so naturally all shipping rates are going up.
      > >
      > > On balance, when we sum up what is charged vs
      > > our outlay for shipping we are lucky to break even.
      > >
      > > Because of certain incidents we now have to add
      > > "insurance" as a percentage part of our shipping rate,
      > > no matter the size of the order.
      > >
      > > Stay in business as long as you can hold out ;>)!!
      > >
      > > Reynard
      > > http://www.micronart.com
      > >
      > >
      > > On Apr 30, 2008, at 9:56 AM, ztrack@... wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > > In a message dated 4/30/08 12:25:13 PM, sschulman541@...
      > > > writes:
      > > >
      > > > > Guess there's more profit in shipping than
      > > > > in product. Regards.
      > > > > --Steve from the other Phoenix
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > Steve,
      > > >
      > > > All of our shipping rates are based on mailing packages USPS -
      > > > priority mail
      > > > with insurance. In this case, a priority mailed with insurance
      > > > would be $6.25.
      > > > This does not include any of the shipping materials or special
      > > > click and ship
      > > > labels (which costs us .45 each). So it is easy to say that
      > $8.00
      > > > is too
      > > > much, but it is what it is. Sorry, no extra profit here.
      > > >
      > > > As for sticking brass in an envelope, with card board. It sounds
      > > > like a good
      > > > idea up until the point the envelope is folded in half and the
      > > > brass frets
      > > > ruined. Customers would not stand for that and demand we replace
      > > > products based
      > > > on our poor shipping packaging. We are not willing to take the
      > risk.
      > > >
      > > > Yes, I know shipping is expensive, but that is a reality we all
      > > > have to deal
      > > > with. In two weeks, I will be reviewing shipping rates again
      > since
      > > > there is a
      > > > postal rate increase planned. Be prepared as our rates and
      > others
      > > > will likely
      > > > increase.
      > > >
      > > > On a positive side, I have adjusted our minimum rate so $8.00
      > now
      > > > covers
      > > > purchases to $65.00. This is up from $50.00. Items up to $100.00
      > > > are $11.00, not
      > > > the $14.00 shown on the web. Also, if I can send an item first
      > > > class instead
      > > > of priority, I will do so and pass the saving to the customer.
      > We
      > > > are happy to
      > > > do so.
      > > >
      > > > As always, the more you order, the more economical the shipping
      > > > becomes. The
      > > > is one of the benefits of Ztrack Center. We now offer a wealth
      > of
      > > > products to
      > > > choose from so finding a few must have items is sure to be easier.
      > > >
      > > > Rob Kluz
      > > >
      > > > Ztrack Magazine Ltd.
      > > > 6142 Northcliff Blvd.
      > > > Dublin, OH 43016
      > > > phone/fax: (614) 764-1703
      > > > www.ztrack.com
      > > > www.ztrackcenter.com
      > > >
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