When you shop online, how much does a company’s shipping policies and prices factor into your decision making?
UPDATE: As of January 14 2012, QuiBids now offers free shipping on all products for U.S. customers, whether won at auction or purchased via Buy Now or at the QuiBids Store! We do still reserve the right to add a shipping charge to any product at any time however, though we will make that explicit on the item’s auction and product pages.
At QuiBids we aren’t without shipping costs, though we’ve worked hard since our site’s fall 2009 launch to push them down as low as possible. Contrary to what it may seem, our shipping costs are carefully calculated by averaging our cost to ship a certain product over the last week. We then round that amount off to an even dollar, so as to be less confusing for our customers, and that’s why you may see that shipping costs vary from time to time.
One way to ensure that you always know the cost of shipping on an item you’re interested in is to check the bottom of its auction page, because that’s where we always list how much it’ll cost to get the item to you.