There are two announcements and one reminder today.
1) Improved Shipping Rates:
I have managed to secure better shipping rates though Canada Post! This is especially good for customers outside of North America.
Shipping to Australia gets free shipping on orders of at least 3 large gear sets (two small gear sets count as one large gear set). As well as flat rates of CAD$25 for packages containing no large gear sets, and CAD$50 for any orders with large gear sets that don't qualify for free shipping. This is almost a 40% reduction in shipping rates to Australia.
Shipping to Europe gets free shipping on orders of at least 3 large gear sets too. If you don't qualify for free shipping packages with no large gear sets are CAD$15 shipping and CAD$45 for orders with at least one large gear set.
Shipping in Canada is free at two large gear sets or more. And below that it'll be CAD$10 for an order with no large gear sets and $20 for an order with a large gear set.
Shipping to the USA gets free shipping on orders of at least 3 large gear sets too. If you don't qualify for free shipping packages with no large gear sets are CAD$12 shipping and CAD$19 for orders with at least one large gear set.
If you are buying Wild Gears and don's see your destination listed here, you can still order through the Wild Gears shop and it will make you a shipping quote. If you are concerned about the quote, or are buying several gear sets and are wondering about free shipping to your destination please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are new shipping rates that I'm trying out so they might still change a bit, but this is where they are for now. I'm excited to be able to offer free shipping to more places and to be able to lower the shipping rates to most places.
2) Refer a Friend!
I'm trying out something new. At the wild gears shop there is now a widget where you can get a referral code to share with other people. It will get them $20 off their order and will give you $20 off your next order once they use it. If you successfully refer a lot of people you can stack up your $20 discounts and get free gear sets.
I've seen that some browsers automatically block the widget, so if you can't see the refer a friend tool try a different browser or look on your phone.
If you have any problems, comments, or successes with this new program I'd like to hear about them.
This is a new offering and I think the give $20 get $20 level will work out okay but if it turns out to be a bad idea I'll have to change the offer in some way, but even if I do change it I will honor any existing credits generated.
Christmas Shipping Reminder!
Get your orders in as soon as possible. Yes, it is technically possible to ship something within North America in under a week. But as the Christmas shipping rush ramps up the likelihood of system delays increases.
There is still time to get your packages delivered before Christmas but act swiftly to avoid shipping woes.
Thank-you for reading this update,
Aaron Bleackley, designer of Wild Gears