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How do you deal with the shipping cost on small orders. Like only 2-3 blank shirts. when the shipping is just as much as the products. I have done several large orders and those get free shipping from supplier. However, I cannot seem to find a supplier that ships small orders for free or cheap. Ideas or what works for you? 

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53 minutes ago, Who just cut me? said:

How do you deal with the shipping cost on small orders. Like only 2-3 blank shirts. when the shipping is just as much as the products. I have done several large orders and those get free shipping from supplier. However, I cannot seem to find a supplier that ships small orders for free or cheap. Ideas or what works for you? 

would you ship me 3 large shirts  - I will pay $1.50 each if you pay shipping  . . . 

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I understand what you are saying Dakota and that it is not a profitable business model for the supplier.

Maybe I worded My question incorrectly. So, Is it just stranded practice that if you are going to do a very small order you take the hit or pass the shipping cost onto the customer?

I am asking to see what the people with many more years experience in shirt the business do or have found that works best for small runs or custom small orders. 

 

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if you price your final product correctly you will still make some money - just not much on a small order - and you will either stock some shirts yourself or you will tall them on a small order they have to wait a few days till you have enough shirts to make an order.   most of the time for me I just add some to the small order to restock my black or white shirts I keep in stock

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Similar to Dakota I usually tell the buyer that I will save them some shipping if they can wait while I build an order or they are welcome to pay the shipping if they need it sooner. Most shipping is in the $12-$15 range for small orders. This is also a good way to get a feel for how urgent their needs are.

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I don't know who your buying from or how many of what size of what you need but I so far order all my shirts from one place and its $5.95 for shipping. I would think it be easy enough just to add $6 more to the total and let them pay it. I did just get kinda messed over when i told a customer her shirt would cost $15 then she says of btw i need a 2xl.. and i know 2xl are going to cost like $5.00 just for the shirt now she doesn't want to pay the $5 extra.

 

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2 hours ago, eprcvinyls said:

 I did just get kinda messed over when i told a customer her shirt would cost $15 then she says of btw i need a 2xl.. and i know 2xl are going to cost like $5.00 just for the shirt now she doesn't want to pay the $5 extra.

 

Never quote anything until you have the full details.  You messed yourself over, it sounds like.   Lack of experience.  

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5 hours ago, MZ SKEETER said:

Never quote anything until you have the full details.  You messed yourself over, it sounds like.   Lack of experience.  

its a friend. actually a girl i kinda dated and i know she wears XL cause she wore my shirts before. didn't ever think she would want a 2XL shirt. but i will be clear to Everyone else anything over a XL is $5 more

 

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19 minutes ago, eprcvinyls said:

its a friend. actually a girl i kinda dated and i know she wears XL cause she wore my shirts before. didn't ever think she would want a 2XL shirt. but i will be clear to Everyone else anything over a XL is $5 more

 

first wife wore my shirts but afterwards I couldn't wear them as they was stretched in a certain area :(

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