Ask the Expert:
By Carl Strohmeyer
Interviewed by Devon Trigg
Q: So, AAP is now offering free shipping?
A: Yes, that's correct. We have now changed our pricing structure for products, and are now utilizing UPS SurePost in more shipments where it is the lowest cost option, although this method is also not as quick as other methods we have used in the past.
This will result in lower shipping charges for orders under $50 and free shipping for orders over 49.99 in the lower 48 USA. As well, all other locations will have lower cost shipping too, but since SurePost cannot be utilized in these other locations, the shipping decreases are not as dramatic.
We are also subsidizing shipping costs more than ever since we still do not get the rates that Amazon and other "big Boys" get, so this may cut into what we can pay for staff to help out in outside forums and other means of Aquatic education.
We at American Aquarium Products (AAP) utilize many shipping methods from USPS First Class, Priority Mail, UPS, as well as SurePost (by UPS & USPS).
Even when expedited shipping is NOT paid for, we often ship via Priority Mail for packages under 2-4 lbs..
We also ship on Saturday.
The result is many customers ordering late on Friday a package weighing 2 lbs receiving their purchases on Monday or Tuesday for Standard Shipping.
However this same customer ordering late Friday from Dr. Foster & Smith and receiving free shipping, will have their package shipped the following Monday via UPS SurePost which will then take until the following Wednesday or even Thursday a total of almost two weeks (stated delivery time for both FedEX Smart Post and UPS SurePost is 7-9 business days).
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