Gone are the days of slapping a stamp right on the coffee bag and sending it in the mail (but we wish we still could). Nowadays, shipping can be tough for small businesses! We work hard to get our customers the best shipping deal possible and charge only what it costs to ship, not pad the price.
However, we can see how this might not appear very straightforward to our customers, when adding coffee to your cart. So we’ve developed this shipping guide to illustrate how we determine your shipping charge. We update the prices about once a year when USPS does, so the chart below is current for 2017.
If shipping 7# or less, USPS Priority Mail is the fastest and most affordable shipping method to get fresh coffee from our roaster to your mailbox in just a couple days!
There are a few price points which make shipping most economical - for example, 4 lbs. of coffee fits in a Medium Flat Rate Box which costs $13.60. As you can see below, it might make more sense to order 3#, 5#, or 6# (depending on how much coffee you guzzle and how fresh you need it to be).
- 1-2# ship in a padded flat rate envelope for $6.80
- 3# ship in a Regional A box for an averaged flat rate of $8.50
- 4-6# ship in a Medium Flat rate box for $13.60
For orders 7# and over, it gets a little trickier, because there aren’t any flat rate boxes large enough to accommodate big coffee orders. We typically ship these orders via UPS (sometimes a USPS Regional B) and the price depends on your location, so we’ve had to input an average price (starting at $13.65 for 7#) into our online shipping system. If you are trying to order a large amount of coffee, it may be more affordable to contact us directly. In that case, feel free to email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can process your order and payment over the phone and/or by email.
We hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions.
Enjoy your last few days of summer (aka Lake House Blend) - we can't wait to start drinking Harvest Blend. The first batch is fresh out of the roaster, just in time for Fall!
-The Vista Clara Team
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