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Shipping Charges???

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    What does everyone charge for shipping on eggs?

    6 eggs?

    12 eggs?

    I am trying to decide whether or not to do a FLAT RATE box or whether to just charge a flat rate?

    Thanks!
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I just charge flat rate. By the time I pack the eggs, and the paypal fees get taken out it works out fine.
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    So what if you ship 6 bantam eggs out and then someone else orders 6 Sebbie eggs? I used to include shipping in the price of the eggs ($18.00 or so for 1/2 dozen, shipped) but there were times where shipping would be $12.95 and I'd be losing money by the time I bubble wrapped everything, collected the eggs, etc.

    I think that I may want to do $10 or $12 as a flat rate....
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I charge flate rate, I think its $9.30 now for bantam chicken eggs, and $12.95 i think it is, for goose and large breed chicken eggs. I will have to check the shipping prices again in the spring and then adjust if need be.
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Oh, okay--I see what you're saying. WIth the increase in shipping fees last year, I was forced to go from $10 to $12.95 and I only had one guy complain that was too high...but by the time I factor in collecting the eggs, bubble wrap, etc I was about breaking even. I have never made money on shipping. [​IMG]
     
  6. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I charge 10.00 to ship 5 peafowl eggs. Shipped to AK and my cost was 12.00, but most are around 9.00. I dont try to make money on the shipping. Cost of packing material and shipping cost avg. about 10.00. Have not had any brokens eggs in the last 3 years.

    I do guarantee my eggs will be recieved unbroken. (one of the few ebay sellers)
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Oh, okay--I see what you're saying. WIth the increase in shipping fees last year, I was forced to go from $10 to $12.95 and I only had one guy complain that was too high...but by the time I factor in collecting the eggs, bubble wrap, etc I was about breaking even. I have never made money on shipping. [​IMG]

    I know. Last year I sold some eggs on ebay. They left me positive feedback, then at the end they put shipping was too high. Then they should have not bought the eggs. You have to factor in collecting the eggs, packing materials (bubble wrap, packing tape), then the gas to take them to the post office. I just hope that they dont raise the prices again.
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Oh, okay--I see what you're saying. WIth the increase in shipping fees last year, I was forced to go from $10 to $12.95 and I only had one guy complain that was too high...but by the time I factor in collecting the eggs, bubble wrap, etc I was about breaking even. I have never made money on shipping. [​IMG]

    I know. Last year I sold some eggs on ebay. They left me positive feedback, then at the end they put shipping was too high. Then they should have not bought the eggs. You have to factor in collecting the eggs, packing materials (bubble wrap, packing tape), then the gas to take them to the post office. I just hope that they dont raise the prices again.

    Yeah--it's getting pretty bad...it is a 40 mile round trip for me to the post office (from my home) and they are only open on weekdays....so I have to take my lunch hour to go down & stand in line...on top of all of the other stuff involved in shipping eggs. I saw a lady last year on eggbid that charged a $2.00 "handling fee" for collecting & marking the eggs! [​IMG]
     
  9. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I charge between $8.00 to $12.00 depending how many eggs and if there bantam or large fowl.
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Thank you!
     

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