Mailing Costs within the US
Please know that when mailing your order to you in the US, many times we barely cover our mailing costs. The mailing fee we charge you is very close to what we must pay to mail our products to you.
The reason Amazon and the other multi-billion dollar bird food companies can offer FREE SHIPPING is because they are not charged the actual cost of what it costs to mail their packages. And, on top of this, someone has to make up the cost difference. You guessed it! It’s small business like us, and regular people like you, who must make up the mailing costs for the FREE SHIPPING that these mega-giant companies can offer.
And you’re right, this is not fair. But it’s the way that it is.
So when you buy your parrot food from us, you are making a strong statement.
You are saying:
- I value the health of my parrot enough to buy BBFE! even though I must pay mailing costs.
- And by paying the mailing costs that BBFE! must pay I am supporting a small business.
- I am also supporting a woman-owned business.
- When I buy BBFE! I am making a statement to not buy parrot food that does not build good health in my bird.
- And, each time I buy from BBFE! I help increase sales. And as sales increase, as soon as possible, my mailing costs with each BBFE! purchase will go down.
Additionally, the parrot food you you will get from these multibillion dollar companies is food that will never be a part of my ‘Balanced Food Plan’. Why? Read this post: COMMON FOODS TO NEVER FEED PARROTS
International Mailing Costs
If you ever made an international order you will have stumbled upon the mailing costs. From large, multibillion dollar companies they are inexpensive — even free! However, when ordering from a small company like BBFE! they become important fees. Here we will try to explain the reasons behind our international mailing costs. We also provide a list of general shipment rates to guide you in the possible costs of your BBFE! international order.
Why are the international mailing costs higher?
The mailing rates for shipping any product depends on the weight of the item. That means that the heavier the product is the more expensive it is to transport it. Although greater weights, of one hundred pounds or more, can receive special rates.
In addition, there is a minimum amount to pay for the service.
And while small businesses have to abide by those rules, multi-billion dollar companies that ship huge volumes of products are applied special rates, and they don’t pay the real, full price mailing costs.
Mailing rates are so high for small businesses because it is these small businesses that are forced to pay the difference. It is regular people like you, and small businesses, that must pay the mailing costs that the multi-billion dollar companies are not paying.
BBFE! International Mailing Costs Guidelines
Since February 1st, 2022, lower mailing costs are in effect for international orders up to four pounds in weight. If you live outside the US please email us for a price quote on the BBFE! products you want to buy.
Thank you for your support!