These days we all get a bit complacent thinking that shipping is free, and that it’s just how it goes. That’s not the case though. Shipping costs a lot of money, uses a lot of energy, and employs a lot of people around the world. So if you’re primed to get your package in 2 days, and you think it’s free, think again. You either paid for that subscription, or paid enough money that whoever you’re getting it from is getting enough extra from you to cover shipping. That, and they’re playing the game of averages: If millions and millions of people pay a subscription, they’re betting that enough people won’t use it enough so that the subscription costs can help subsidize the program. That, and once you’re in their ecosystem, you’re going to default to buying from them for everything you can—
You’ve paid them so they’ll get your loyalty.
Kind of. Or at least, that’s not how we’re going to run our business. Sure that’s not a bad way to make money, but we’d rather build trust by building goods that you trust, and treating you all like the good folks you are.
And that’s why we charge for shipping.
Isn’t it better to understand what you’re paying for, than to think you’re getting a deal?