- 10-07-2007, 10:03 PM
just a thought... US customers get free shipping over $199..
I dont do many orders, but my first order was 900US, my next one will be 700-900US... and im sure alot of overseas customers spend 300-400... maybe they could get some discount or 5% off? I dunno..
International shipping is a KILLER< your half price shipping thingo sale was AWESOME.. it saved me like 70US... seriously.. was wild..
- 10-08-2007, 03:23 AM
We have to think of something that is both good for nutraplanet and good for us.
What about something like international orders over 400 US get a 25% discount on the shipping and that shipping is USPS options only.
Scrap the half price international shipping that happens occasionally during the year. Siphon the discount of the half price shipping that we receive into a more regular and less heavy discount.
This will make people more willing to purchase MORE often (which means more purchases from nutra) and less interested in waiting for that half price option, building up their lists, and making 900 dollar orders which cost 140 in shipping, which at 70 dollar saving is good for the consumer at that time, but may cut into nutra too heavily.
10-08-2007, 04:00 AM
There is also other issues which I have noticed with
international ordering, that may be of interest to nutra.
Because of the cost of shipping:
1. I order less frequently than I would do
2. I am more inclined to "make the order count". i.e. I will deliberate on products, look up reviews and feedback, revise my cart(or in my case a word document) over many days/weeks, pull things out of the cart, put things in, pull things out etc. If you check out AdelV, he really went to town before ordering his previous 900 nutra order posting threads about advice about his order in various forums. He got good feedback and culled his order nicely.
Because we want to make it count we are more cautious.
Another issue is the issue of "that new product". US sellers to US consumers do get a benefit from this phenomenon via the fact that as the shipping is low and the product looks promising, "heck, why not, lets give it a try."
I am and I think other international people overall are less inclined to try "that new product" as they have not read enough feedback/results, and as such will leave it till their next order. By that time, you might find that either:
a) that product that sounded good, was good and received good feedback...from here you would buy.
b) that product that sounded good, was ok, nothing special but ok nonetheless...from here you might buy or your might not.
c) that product that sounded good, was not that good...from here you wouldn't buy
d) that product 2+ months ago that was new, but now there is another product with similar ingredients with better additions(many knockoffs in this industry), and this sounds better than the old product which first got you interested...from here you might wait for feedback, or you might go ahead and give it a shot (however that first product does not get trialled by you, and in reality one less sale for the wholesaler and retailer)
Just some food for thought.
10-08-2007, 08:33 AM
you got it... im always waiting.... if i lived in the US.. id do orders whenever, cos it costs NOTHING...
the extra 170US on shipping hits u fairly hard.. tho were lucky our dollar is strong atm.. but not when it was 55cents to the us DOLLAR...
10-08-2007, 04:52 PM
10-08-2007, 08:47 PM
I share the shipping costs with a friend.
Not only that, but 150 bucks shipping is cheap compared for $110 for OLD Activate at local GNC.
10-08-2007, 08:51 PM
10-08-2007, 09:53 PM
150 is for 3 day fedex to Australia with a bunch of large containers that is pretty heavy (15kg?) I guess that costs a lot of money.
10-08-2007, 10:46 PM
10-09-2007, 05:42 AM
10-09-2007, 07:34 AM
Fedex is a lot better with customs (they actually call me when I need to talk to customs, and will sort things out on my behalf) and when it's an extra 40 bucks on top of 500 who cares?
I pay for piece of mind I guess.
I'm not saying some discounts or bonus's would not be nice, I'm just saying I'm happy if my supplements stay cheap and actually get here.
10-09-2007, 08:02 AM
since shipping for US customers who spend over $200 is free i dont see why international customers shouldnt get some kind of discount as well. doesnt have to be 50% off but something would be nice. I would definitely shop at Nutra more often if that was the case.
Say we haven't had the 50% offer for a while *hint hint*
10-09-2007, 10:45 AM
10-09-2007, 10:54 AM
Really? Thanks for the heads up man.
Anything else I ought to know about?
I can never keep up with BB so much junk...
10-09-2007, 10:56 AM
10-09-2007, 11:02 AM
Yeah, no wonder 90% of orders are getting sent back with fedex.
Still it's nice to know that if customs decide something is bad that I don't know about, that ups will just send the single item home.
Now I can order the NHA stack and if Alpha Drive is bad they will just send it home.
Thanks for the advice AdelV
10-09-2007, 03:03 PM
10-09-2007, 04:30 PM
10-09-2007, 05:25 PM
10-09-2007, 07:10 PM
10-09-2007, 07:25 PM
10-09-2007, 11:34 PM
10-10-2007, 12:13 AM
Ye I know there isnt huge mark ups from NP as they have awesome prices, but saying that... free shipping on over 200 orders would cost them 20-40bucks easily id say.. esp when people like me doing 800US orders.. so I reckon they could manage a 25% off shipping for orders over $400US internationally or something..
I dunno.. just a thought... my last shipping was $170US... but NP had a sale half price shipping, so that saved me ****loads... every dollar counts..
10-10-2007, 12:51 AM
I was under the impression that NP did not make any money on shipping, and by that definition it would cost them $170 to give you $170 free shipping?
10-10-2007, 01:23 AM
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