Once again the small business owner is having the life squeezed out of him by monopolistic pricing from international couriers. I woke up this morning to find that the big shipping companies like FEDEX and UPS have hiked their prices by nearly another 10% – it never ends! Huge globalist companies now have even more advantage over smaller (and most likely more ethical) companies.
As an example of how couriers conspire against small businesses, I created an account with FEDEX last year so that all my parcels would be sent via them. I guessed it would mean the prices would come down compared to using a third party booking company such as parcel2go. I was amazed to realise that actually the cost per parcel went up by quite a substantial amount this way, so I went back to parcel2go which is where I still am now.
It now costs us between £28-£30 ($37-$40) to send a 1-2kg package to the States. The alternative is use Royal Mail / USPS but Biden’s America has pretty much made that option unrealistic as the delays can be crazy. So here were are, once again, between a rock an a hard place with no solution presenting itself.
Our policy is to give at least one free sample with all orders. Customers that have paid for a courier service get more free samplers to ‘ease the pain’ of what should be a criminal amount to pay for shipping. This is the best we can do – we charge what we have to pay for shipping and the handling/packaging isn’t taken into account for the customer – we cover it all.
What more can I say? Small business are being ‘stitched up’ on so many levels and there’s no sign that it’s abating.
Stay tuned for the next unreasonable shipping price hike!
Question about shipping to Denmark. How much for a small package?
Hi, up to 500g costs £10 via Royal Mail tracked service to Denmark.