Shoprunner

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grant.west
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Shoprunner

Post by grant.west » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:48 pm

I don't know if you guys have heard of shoprunner or not, but it is a cool service that gives customers free 2 day shipping from tons of online stores. It works like Amazon Prime, but for more than one store.

Individual customers pay $79/yr and get free 2 day shipping from all the participating stores. I think Sparkfun should look into becoming a shoprunner store. My typical shipping costs for Sparkfun orders is around $8. That is pretty high compared to the online shopping average.


I don't really know about the retailer/shoprunner relationship, so I am not sure if this would turn out to be a good deal for sparkfun, but it is at least something to look into.

CS Paul
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Re: Shoprunner

Post by CS Paul » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:55 am

Thanks for the tip! I'll certainly look into it, but can't make any promises. Most of the stores on there are a few orders of magnitude larger than we are.

Mystakill
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Re: Shoprunner

Post by Mystakill » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:48 am

I was considering buying an ARDX kit to work on with my son over the summer, but Sparkfun's cheapest shipping option is $11.59; Solarbotics' shipping on their ARDX kit is free. I don't mind paying the price difference for the Sparkfun kit, since it has some extra components not found in the Solarbotics kit, but $11.59 is a bit much.

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