Lowest Shipping Costs - Updated 2/6/13*
Lowest current regular shipping costs of 20+ popular Steepster tea suppliers
(*Based on thread replies)
52 Teas – Free shipping to the US
New Mexico Tea Company – Free shipping on US tea orders
Lowest Minimum Purchase for Free Shipping:
Della Terra = or > $30
Mellow Monk $30
Persimmon Tree > $30
Teavivre > $30
Lowest flat rate:
Adagio – $3.75
Tea Spring – $3.80
Upton – $4.40
DavidsTea – $5
Mahamosa Gourmet Teas, Spices & Herbs – $5
Mandala – $5
The Tea District – $5
Zen Tea Life – $5
Cullinary Teas – Free
Please feel free to add other tea suppliers with cost-effective shipping.
Offer FREE shipping to the US, and very competitive shipping rates to Canada and elsewhere.
We also offer $5 flat rate ground shipping.
New Mexico Tea Company has free shipping on ANY sized order! And Red Leaf’s shipping is the cheapest I’ve seen, though it isn’t flat rate.
Adagio is $3.75 shipping.
How are some companies able to offer such low shipping prices to Canada while some are prohibitively expensive?! Is there some secret shipping hook up?
I don’t know about the rest, but Adagio uses UPS instead USPS and that’s why it’s so ridiculously high. :/ I wish they had a slower option, but maybe they’re concerned about duties or lost packages.
davidstea is $5 flat, $50 free shipping threshold for north america
Harney and Sons is free with a $25 purchase, no coupon code needed, until Feb. 13, then it goes back to free with $50 purchase. They run this special pretty often, so always google for codes and special offers!
Not sure if these are updated for the new costs, but The Tea District claims flat $5.00 shipping for US, and $6.50 to anywhere in Canada and Mexico.
Teavana.com has free shipping from February 4-6th.
Mellow Monk has free shipping on orders $30 and over (domestic) and does international with priority
I think you have to do free shipping. It’s such a must these days with the competition. I know I personally shop based on this. I’ll discover a site and first thing I do (before even looking at their teas) is look at the top of the page to see if they offer free shipping. I really like 52teas and NMTC’s model of free shipping with every order. Option 2 or 3 for sure
curiouser and curiouser! hahaha ok. that’s a nice insight.
im more of a compare prices per company and then look at the shipping cost. then look at the totals. kind of shopper but that method does take more time than average.
but yeah, given the same quality of products and similar pricing, i would go with the free or free with minimum shipping too ^^
would love to hear what other think of this also
She’s just getting started selling Azz…our little baby yssah is growing up before our eyes! (sorta brings a tear to your eye)
heheh, yup! i wanna bring lots of teas back home and share the love of tea my friends
and i figure it would be mutually beneficial (i can buy greater variety with my limited budget and yall can enjoy slightly lower prices with free shipping for low minimum purchases)
will post the link to the site soon :)
pls take care of me! (bows down Japanese-like)*
*Japanese usually say this when introducing themselves (explanation for the benefit of non-anime fans) :)