It's a great pleasure to be able to deliver our condos to people all over the world. Rather amazing, really, that we can give a package to our awesome UPS driver, Darcy, and within a few days it can be all the way across the United States, and in just a few more days it can be halfway across the world.
Yes, shipping costs. It's a real overhead business cost that is never really free. Some places do offer "free shipping," but you'll find that they charge more for the actual items, and/or they offer fewer services to support their products and customers. It's a fact: The shipper charges the business for their service, and the business has to make that up, somehow.
We play it fair and square: the cost of shipping your order to you is what you pay. It's that simple. And while I admire the ingenuity of the gentleman on the bike shown above, let me assure you that we do NOT use him to ship our packages!
Often people call and want to know why it costs $X to ship Item Y to them. Shipping is a service that is calculated based on WEIGHT and SIZE and DISTANCE. So if you are near to our home base of Turner, Oregon and you purchase a light, small item, then your shipping cost will be small. If you are on the east coast and purchase a large, heavy item, your shipping price will be larger.
Luckily, our shopping cart does all the math for you on the fly. You can tinker with your cart, add/remove items, and change shipping options and see the cost, all before you finalize and place your order.
Our default service for domestic delivery is UPS Ground, the most economical option. If you want it faster, such as 3 Day Select, 2nd Day Air or even Next Day Air you can have it... for a price. The best way to save on shipping is to purchase all the items you want and need for the foreseeable future; three small orders will cost more to ship than one order containing all of those items. You might even try combining orders with friends to save on shipping.
It's true that shipping costs on Bunny Abode House Rabbit Condos can seem high. But when you remember that we make the largest, most well-built rabbit homes ever created, it makes sense. Bigger. Heavier. Stronger. BETTER. The cost of the product plus shipping will seem a very small amount when you consider the fact that your Bunny Abode House Rabbit Condo will serve your rabbit for his or her entire life, and longer. We have customers with some of our original condos, now over 15 years old, and they are still going strong!
Applying the same logic, the further away you are from us here in Turner, Oregon, the longer it will take to get your package. Take a quick look at our custom UPS Transit Time Map.