“Getting the Most from De’ Vora”- The Truth of Online Shopping & Shipping Cost
Author: Nicole Rando
Did you know shipping cost standards go by weight? They also have a base cost regardless of what you send.
For example, if you order a 8 oz bag of treats your shipping cost will be $7.99. If you order 4 bags of same size treats your shipping will still be 7.99! It’s all about the weight of the package!
Here is a couple real life examples that we often see at De’ Vora:
A repeat customer had originally ordered Brid products, but recently got a puppy! We were happy to learn that De’ Vora was their only choice! They purchased two packages of Vitakraft® Variety Pack Crunch Sticks for Birds (2.4 Oz), Tropiclean® Oral Care Kit for Dogs (2 Oz), Merrick® Backcountry® Grain Free Wild Fields™ Real Flavor Dog Treats (5 Oz), Nylabone® Healthy Edibles® Wild Bison Flavor Chew Treats for Dogs (16 Count), 2 bags of Zuke's® Puppy Naturals® Grain Free Flavored Dog Treats (salmon & chickpea), 2 bags of Zuke's® Puppy Naturals® Grain Free Flavored Dog Treats (pork & chickpea) and a super cute GoDog® Dragon Dog Toys….. Total spent $63.77- $10.49 of which went to FedEx for the 4.98 pounds to be shipped. But the kicker is the customer saved more than $30!
Another recent customer bought what looked like over a month of supplies and spent only $137.44 (tax and shipping included). Their cart included: 1 bag of Earthborn Holistic® Venture™(Duck Meal & Pumpkin / 25 Lbs), 1 package of Ark Naturals® Breath-Less Plaque-Zapper for Cats & Dogs (large), 2 Bags of FirstMate™ Grain Free Wild Pacific Caught Fish & Blueberries Cookies Dog Treats (8 Oz), 1 Redbarn® Beef Recipe Natural Rolled Complete Meal Dog Food, 1 bag of Castor & Pollux® Organix® Organic Cookies Flavored Dog Treats, 3 packs of Pork Chomps™ Real Chicken Wrapped Dog Treats (2 Count), SmartBones® Flavored Smartsticks Dog Treats (10 Count) and 1 box of Sojos® Big Dog® Flavored Baked Dog Treats. The total weight of all the items was 31.27 pounds! Making the shipping cost $16.49. Talk about some heavy shopping bags! This customer also stated that they saved well over $50 by placing their order on DeVora.us.
Shipping costs can seem expensive, but it makes sense when you break down what shipping costs actually cover. For example, time, gas, car maintenance and supporting someone else’s employment. When you think of it that way it’s really not that much to have all of your supplies personally delivered to your door!
Additionally, shopping online is not only safer these days, but it’s really convenient, less time consuming and has great savings potential. Why spend more when you don't have to? I would recommend ordering biweekly or even better once a month to maximum your savings!
Here are a few more reason why shopping online is beneficial:
- Online shopping reduces your carbon footprint (there is a Fedex, UPS or USPS truck in your neighborhood everyday! So it's really good for the environment!
- Saves you time- more time to play with your pets or do other stuff you love.
- Convenient; open 24 hours 7 days a week
- Simple and easy! Check out our new app available on both Google Play or at the App Store!
Basically, online shopping just seems like a no brainer these days. Flexible, super convenient, just a click away from your phone or computer, and fast shipping. You can get everything your pets need hassle free.