I’m not really sure how to say this; I hate that we have to do this so much that writing this post feels like the yarn shop equivalent of “we need to talk.” So. I’ll just go ahead and rip the band-aid off. We’ve got to change our shipping policies. Shipping costs are crazy and getting crazier and we don’t want to do this at all but business-wise, it must be done.
So, effective November 1st (Friday), we’ll have some new shipping policies. Here are the big changes:
- Free US shipping will only apply to orders over $100
- The flat rate for Priority Mail orders within the US is increasing from $5 to $6
- Canada and Mexico now fall under the same international shipping costs as all other countries (i.e., no more free or flat-rate shipping)
I’ll just give us all a second to shout or cry or pout, I need one too.
We have not increased our domestic or Canadian shipping costs since we opened in 2007. In that time, there have been at least 6 postal rate increases, including the one this past January which nearly doubled the rates of most of our packages headed towards Canada. Within the US, a 1 lb box used to cost $4.60 to anywhere in the US. Now, the price for the same box ranges from $5.05 to $6.51, an increase of 10-41% depending on what state it’s going to! And it goes across the board the same way. We’ve tried to hold out as long as we can, but unfortunately the time has come, and we are genuinely sorry. No one wants you to have to pay more for shipping, least of all us.
The good news? Our old shipping prices remain valid for a few more days!