Friday, April 1, 2011

First Friday Giveaway - WigJig + Craft Wire

Retail Price: $22.95 

Retail Price: $7.49
Your choice of 3 colors!

Learn more about WigJigs: 

Each month of 2011, on the First Friday, I'll post an item or an array of items that I'm going to giveaway. In order to enter, you answer a question by clicking on the link below that reads "need your opinion" or "post a comment".

Question: What percentage of your purchases that you buy online receive free shipping? Ex: 1 in 10 = 10%, 2 in 10 = 20%, etc...

To enter more than once:
1. Click to follow this blog. See the follow tool on the right side. Note in your comment that you are a blog follower.
2. Use the share feature to share this giveaway. See the little icon below - choose your favorite social network and share our giveaway. Please note where you shared our giveaway in your comment. I will enter you as many times as you share this blog post with your social network!
3. Like us on facebook. 

Responses will be collected through Thursday, April 7th. The winner will be announced on Friday, April 8th. Don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you or you may not get your prize. If you have questions or are uneasy about sharing your email as a comment, you can email me at Sara [@] SoftFlexCompany.com.

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Melanee Simpson said...

10 percent

Melinda Orr - Metal- Glass - Clay said...

Approx 10% is free...it may even be less...I offer free shipping on all my jewelry items....I personally like...what you see is what you get! I recently made an online purchase that had a suggested shpg price of $5.00 when I placed the order it was $9.99 and was shipping from a bordering state....it was a very small item... needless to say..what I saw was not what I got :-( Free shipping makes me very happy...even if the TRUE costs are worked in.
BLog Follower
Tweeted
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Kristi said...

Currently 0 percent, but I have not started selling online yet. But I hate high or hidden shipping costs, so I plan to keep it low.

I am a blog follower.

Linda B said...

About 5% right now, but I plan to increase it.

I'm already a blog follower and I liked you on FaceBook.

Ooh, that would be so cool to win. I want one of those for my new wire wrapping designs.

moonlitfantaseas said...

probably about 10 percent........I am a follower of your blog and I liked you on face book

Julie said...

about 10% is free. I am going to increase this amount because I know I love free shipping. I am a blog follower.

Julie said...

about 10% at this time but I plan to increase my free shipping because I love free shipping.
I am a blog follower and I shared this and liked it on facebook.

Gail said...

I would say that about 80% of the purchases I make online have free shipping. If I have to pay to much for shipping, I probably wont' purchase the item.

I am a follower on your blog and I liked you on fb.

Sally Anderson said...

I'm very careful about shipping costs. If I order some small thing and they tell me it's going to cost 5 or 6 dollars to mail it, I cancel the order. About 20% of the things I order have free shipping. And I'm with Melinda. I like free shipping (even if I know the cost of shipping is built in to the price of the merchandise).

Sally Anderson said...

I liked this on FB.

steufel said...

I live in Germany so I have to pay for the shipping all the time...

Julia said...

Probably 20% or so of what I buy has free shipping. I always look carefully at shipping costs and mentally determine whether the price online including shipping is better than I could get it locally.

In my own online stores I am going to the free shipping model and just including the cost of shipping in the item price.

Julia said...

I already like your Facebook page, so I followed on Google Connect, Tweeted, shared on Facebook & MySpace.

Jennifer's Charmed Life said...

Most of what I purchase is from a site that has free shipping on every order, no matter the size! I love them!

I follow the blog, I liked ya and I shared ya!

Beadroe said...

I would love more free shipping. Sadly it is about 1 tin 10 purchases.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

I would say between 25-50%. I will look for free shipping, order a min amount to get it or ask for a coupon.

fibromite said...

I am a blog follower, and I love working with beads and having this to add to my designs wow that would be amazing. I love it.... and I love your company...

beccagoose said...

Less than 1% of my purchases have free shipping. Frequently, I will get a reduced rate after the first item. I really like the flate rate for all purchase. I tend to buy more at these sites.
beccagoose@hotmail.com

vickie said...

approx 10%is free

I do free shipping on my stitch markers I make

i follow your blog, liked your facebook and shared
vbarton24 at gmail dot com

rosebud101 said...

I'm leaving a comment.
I've already liked your page on FB.
I also followed your blog!
You can reach me through my email on my blog:
http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/
Thanks for doing this!

Coty said...

I'd say 20% has free shipping. It is something I look for when making online purchases.

I'm a follower!

bloodkitty said...

i would say about 50% of my online purchases offer me free shipping, but i look for it if i know i need to place an order...
i do follow you on twitter, and you can contact me there {not 24/7, but more than anywhere else}

@rhamesses

KayzKreationz said...

Probably 50-60 Percent of my online purchases are free shipping. I usually look for those deals.

KayzKreationz said...

I follow your blog.

http://KayzKreationz.blogspot.com

KayzKreationz said...

I "liked" you on Facebook.

Kay Thomerson(KayzKreationz)

Jody said...

I've been buying from softflex for awhile now and can't beat the price on the wire. Right now I am buying about 60% with free shipping. It is a deciding factor for me. I will contact them and ask how much the add to the price of the free shipping. If they have an attitude when asked I just buy somewhere else. I am following this blog and share on facebook.

pattipanuccio said...

About 50% I try to meet the free shipping amount when I can.

quiltingjewel39 said...

I would say about 50% - maybe a little more - I love free shipping

fibromite said...

1 in 10. 10% sorry I think I messed this up before. oops guess you can tell I didnt read. sorry.....

Tam said...

1. Q answer: 80 - 90%
2. I am a blog follower
3. I liked you on FB

Carole said...

I'd say about 10% get free shipping. Several of my suppliers offer flat rate shipping for a low fee ($5 or $8), no matter how much you buy.

cnikita(at)aol(dot)com

KayzKreationz said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreaationz

KayzKreationz said...

Just posted your giveaway to my facebook page.

KayzKreationz/Kay Thomerson

Lea Avroch said...

I would estimate that 10-20% of my purchases have free shipping.

I'm a follower of your blog, twitter & facebook pages.

Maria said...

Less than 10%

Mary said...

Zero free shipping. I offer free shipping on my shop, I think customers like it.

blog follower

Jewelry by Jane 29 said...

About 10 % of my purchases receive free shipping. Most of the 90% is shipped for $5.00 fed-ex

towoody said...

1 in 15

Sarah said...

About 40 % of all my on-line purchases have free shipping.

Dorota Mann said...

I do free shipping on any order over 100$, and combine shipping for multiple small orders too. As for what I encounter, it's about 50% do free shipping, or very small shipping amounts - depending on the type of order and where it's coming from. If you add non-jewelry/business related purchases to what I'm to be answering with, the percentage goes way up, since sites like amazon do free shipping too.

Sarah said...

about 40% of all my online purchases include free shipping.

Crafty's Creations said...

Less than 10%. I started working the shipping into my prices so there is not another charge.

boston blogger said...

Flat rate of $5.00 for shipping.

Anonymous said...

Only about 10%. 90% has S & H, or processing, fees.

motherofthhouse said...

I try for as little as possible. : )

glassgirl said...

I would say 30% of the sites I buy from are free. I really look hard for what I call ordinary shipping costs. I know what shipping should cost and hate it when sites charge high prices. I will not buy from those sites. I'm a follower BTW.

Pokihuntesse said...

About 20% of my purchases have free shipping, and this is a big determinant as to whether or not I buy on line. Occasionally, I will make large purchases, which qualify for free shipping.

Anonymous said...

Probably 50%. That is one reason I shop online.

Kit Bentzley said...

10% I like blog on facebook and am following blog.

markitcat@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like shopping online--but I also try to be careful about those shipping costs. Sometimes this can be very tricky--so you have to price comparison-always

Anonymous said...

Probably 50%+, when I compare prices I add in the shipping for overall cost. If the company won't discount the shipping for more than 1 item, I won't be back.

Leslie said...

Not actually buying too much right now, but I would hazard a guess that it is less than 5%.

Selma said...

I have just found your blog and only about 10% of my shopping receives free shipping.

The Chick with the Stick said...

At LEAST 50% of my online purchases receive free shipping, and at least 25% have flat rate shipping. I abandon a filled cart way too often due to inflated S&H.

sparkie said...

I love your craft wire. It's the only wire I use.

The Chick with the Stick said...

At LEAST 50%

Anonymous said...

I will shop around. About 80% of my purchases include free shipping.

melissac13 said...

I would say 80% is free shipping. Unless I need the item "now" I shop around until I find it with free shipping. All of my large quantity purchases have free shipping.

I am a blog follower.

Selma said...

Selma Andrews

Only about 10%

Rachel said...

I believe I get free shipping on about 10% of my online orders. For most of the stores I order from, there is a minimum shipping amount and it goes up from there - usually starting around $5. I think for the amount of money I spend at their e-stores, the least they could do is give me free shipping with a certain $ amount spent!

cw said...

Great give-a-way! ' would love to win! Most of my purchases have free shipment. Honestly, that is the first thing I look at when making a purchase. Then, I compare prices on similar items to make sure it is to my benefit. I usually catch sales on items I regularly use, so, that certainly helps. Needless to say, I have quite a stash, most at good prices.
FB fan. Chris

cw said...

' just posted a comment, forgot to add info and actualy percentage amount of purchases.
I would say that 90% of my purchases have free shipping. That certainly catches your attention immediately. More money can then be spent on beads or beading materials.
Love your generous give-a-way!
Liked you on FB.
Chris khakit@verizon.net

patriciakoko said...

About 20% of my purchases get free shipping no matter the amount, the rest have either a flat fee or free over a certain $ amount. I am a blog follower and Like Soft Flex on FB

Theresa said...

I'd say maybe 10% at most. I always look for free shipping and I offer free shipping on all the jewelry I make as a thank you to you customers. It really gets me when places charge some crazy amount for shipping especially when the items would easily fit in a small Flat Rate box. I liked and shared you on facebook and am a new follower to your blog. THANKS!!

Shanti said...

30%
I try to get the lowest shipping cost if not free. This will lower the prices of my crafts.

Theresa said...

whoops - forgot to check email follow-up when I sent my comment.

ivis said...

10%
I follow your blog
I like you on facebook!

Regena Brooks said...

About 75% of my online shopping is with free shipping and I take advantage of lots of sales. I am a FB follower of SoftFlex too!

Ashen said...

I would have to say about 80% of my online purchases are free shipping - I hate paying for shipping so I always try to find ways to get free shipping.

I am a blog follower and have liked your fb page =]

Ashen said...

I would have to say that about 80% of my online purchases are free shipping. I hate having to pay for shipping because it's just another fee on top of my purchase so I always seek the free ones out.

I am a blog and fb follower =]

Ashen said...

Sorry, I think I posted twice because I thought the first one didn't go through

Deci said...

I follow with GFC

SweetwaterGifts said...

I really try to limit my purchases online unless I'm getting free shipping or it costs me $2.00 - $5.00 and I weigh that with how much I'm buying. I purposely shop with low shipping in mind, so I probably purchase with about 60% free shipping.

Deci said...

Shared on FB

Cheryl said...

#1 10%

Cheryl said...

10 percent

Deci said...

Facebook fan.

Catrick said...

I would assume that most of my shopping online has low to free shipping.

I adore your products and would dearly love to win the wire and the jig.

Cathy

etrnlone said...

i would say, approximately 10%
lov your products, and like you on facebook

Sandy said...

I would definately have to say 10 percent. I don't purchase too much due to the shipping fee.

Bonnie said...

I'd say about 80% of my online purchases are shipped free because I specifically shop on sites that offer free shipping. The only times that I pay for shipping are when I can find the item on a site that offers free.
BTW...I'd love to win the giveaway! Wire and a WigJig...what more could a girl want?

Bonnie said...

I'm now following your blog!

Robin Delyea said...

I'd have to say 10% or less of my purchases get free shipping. I do a lot of online shopping for my bead store, and when you're ordering 10 hammers and anvils, not many people want to offer free shipping. I do have a few suppliers that offer low cost shipping options ($1.99 shipping on a crystal order going Priority Mail for instance)

Nancy said...

80-90% are free. I usually don't buy unless the shipping is free.

Jan said...

Haven't actually calculated it - but I do know I have made a point to hit a minimum for free shipping - on more than 1 occasion!

Gay miller said...

about 50 percent

Nancy said...

Shipping is big deal! I usually don't buy unless there is free shipping. My percentage would 80-90%.

Nancy said...

Only about 10% but selling online myself I know shipping is expensive so I don't mind.

Malvina Krane said...

Approx 10% is free...

Nancy said...

Only about 10% but selling online myself I know how much shipping costs so I don't mind paying for shipping.

Omi Silver said...

Probably 75% - I try to buy on sites that have free shipping or I purchase enough at a time to get free shipping

Steph Jordan said...

About 50 to 75% of my online purchases are free shipping. :-)
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js22 said...

-I'd guess about 10% of online purchases have free shipping.
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Judy said...

Only about 10% or less of mu purchases come with free shipping. I live in Canada and most of my orders are in the US. They do not ship free to Canada even if they have a "FREE SHIPPING" sale. Canadian orders mostly have shipping charges as well, but some will ship free.

Barb said...

I'd say 10 to 20% of my online orders offer free shipping...and free shipping makes me more willing to order!

Heidi said...

I would say about 50% of my purchases are free shipping.

Amanda said...

About half of the purchases I buy come with free shipping. I usually wait for free shipping codes or buy from sites who ship for free with a minimum purchase.

Bianca said...

90% of my purchases are with free shipping. I love that and would rather spend the money on more product that to have it shipped to me!

April B. said...

About 10 - 20 percent might be free. I also do a lot of "Flat Rate/$5 shipping" type deals.

Thanks for having the giveaway!

April B. said...

Oh and I followed your blog on Google and Networked Blogs.

April B. said...

Ugh... forgot to say I also liked you on Facebook!

Xmichra said...

30% are free, most are a flat rate price.

Kate Freeman said...

I would say about 10%

Xmichra said...

I like soft flex on facebook :) already

Kate Freeman said...

Forgot to say that I am a blog follower.

Xmichra said...

I follow your blog now too :)

Lauri said...

Many companies offer free shipping, so I would say about 15% have free shipping. And I am more likely to buy from a site with free shipping or flat rate shipping.

Sharon said...

The competition for sales is making companies look at new ideas to be more competitive. And one of those ways is free shipping. Ebay is really pushing free delivery also. I'd say the average of companies subsidizing or giving free shipping is in the 20% range.

Stephanie Adele said...

Good question. For myself, that percentage is approximately 30%. I'm not sure if it's the economy, or just perhaps, sound business practice; but the trend seems to be catching on with more of the merchants I deal with on a regular basis. Thank you for asking.

Carol Holaday said...

At least 80% of my on-line purchases get free shipping. When I discover that shipping charges were much more than actual cost of shipping, I tend not to order from that supplier again. On my own site, I offer free shipping with a minimum order.

violetnut said...

Love the product. I am using it for my kit at Bead and Button this year, in the Perfect Marriage class. I guess about 30% of my internet shopping is with free shipping. I also liked you on FB.

Carole said...

I think 10 - 15 % is free. I agree with Melinda. Very frustrating to order a small item and find the price has doubled due to shipping!

Flo said...

Hi! currently, I haven't any free shipping on my purchases. Can't wait to check out all you have to offer. I am new at this...but am a blog follower...also a Facebook follower. And I think I am the first of my friends on Facebook to "like".
thanks for letting me join you here.
flo

Lucy said...

I look at the value of the item I am purchasing plus any cost for shipping. Then I compare that to a similar item with free shipping. My final purchase decision is based on value for the
total price. I expect to pay my fair share of shipping charges whether it is listd as free with the charge rolled in or if I pay a separate shipping fee.

Erika said...

I get free shipping on exactly ZERO percent of my online orders. This is because I live in Hawaii and it is very difficult to find any e-tailer that ships to Hawaii at no charge.
Having said that, I just (yesterday) upgraded a membership program that will ship my orders of books, music, etc. for free for a year. I doubt I'll order books or music as frequently as I buy jewelry-making supplies!
• I'm following your blog
• I "Liked" Soft Flex Co. on FB
• I "Liked" SoftFlexGirl on FB
• TWO of @SoftFlexCompany's April 1 Tweets about the giveaway were re-tweeted by yours truly.

francine said...

Actually 0% It is very hard not to charge because it can be so expensive to ship items and I understand when people charge S&H to me, but I wish the big companies would give a break once in a while. A lot will give free s&h if you spend $100 or more and not everyone can spend that.

Judith W said...

I'd say about 50% of my online purchases receive free shipping. As much as possible, I buy from vendors that offer it.

Stephanie Adele said...

I am pleased to say that over the past few months, at couple of the merchants I regularly do business with, has either "held over" free shipping, due to popular demand; or just plain modified their practice as to, not charging S&H at all anymore. My final answer; 30% of the companies I regularly do business with do not charge shipping fees.

YoursTruli said...

About 60% of the items I purchase have free shipping, that is a big plus for me to buy from someone. Followed your fabulous blog and liked you on Facebook!

Judith W said...

I'm now following your blog! And I buy about 50% of my online items from vendors who offer free shipping.

Judith W said...

Have shared this on Facebook.

C said...

I would say about 20% of what I order online is with free shipping, it would be more if I could coordinate orders better. Also sometimes, you can find the item cheaper with shipping charges if you do a little digging. I follow the blog through networked blogs and facebook.

coliver 2 at gmail dot com

Erin S said...

Probably about 30% is free shipping. I always check the websites that offer free shipping first, comparing their prices to other sites factoring in shipping costs. Most of the other online vendors I use have reasonable shipping, or occasional free shipping promotions. I try to stay away altogether from the vendors that have expensive shipping.
Erin S

Mary Ann said...

I imagine probably 95% of the orders I place online are free shipping...I practically refuse to order from somewhere if I have to pay shipping unless I LOVE or want what I'm ordering enough to pay shipping.

I am a blog follower, a Tweeter, a Tumblr, FB'er, etc, etc, etc!

Anonymous said...

This wire is amazing to work with!

Caroline said...

Approximately 50% is free. After that I tend to go with low flat rate shipping. I will cancel an order if the shipping is too high ie often shipping to Canada will be $25 or more.
I shared on facebook, couldn't convince google to let me follow the blog though :(

Natalie Monkivitch said...

Being in Australia only about 1% would be free and thats only because it is the rare occasion when I can buy from a local vendor.

Caroline said...

Okay, google let me this time ;)
I follow the blog

Barbara said...

Less than 5%

Maria said...

I look for free shipping, so I'd say maybe 60%. I am a blog follower, and I am sharing your giveaway!

Michele497276 said...

I probably get 75% of my orders shipped free, I really try to order where this will be possible or order enough to make it free, but sometimes I get stuck because of what I really need.

Cheryl said...

I'd say about 30% get free shipping. I try to add basic items that I always need to meet the minimum whenever possible. Another good trick is to only order when backordered items become available, since a number of vendors give free shipping on backordered items.

deb30 said...

I am a Blog follower and I like you on facebook.
I love softflex.

Anonymous said...

Walking through huge stores, fighting crowds, and standing in long lines is tiresome and time-consuming, so I buy everything but fresh produce online -- mostly from Amazon which has free auto-shipping and free super saver shipping with $25 purchase. 94% of my purchases ships for free; 6% of the time I'll pay shipping costs if they are reasonable. What matters more to me is product quality, customer service, and with what and where the product is made. I prefer buying products made in the USA to keep my fellow countrymen employed and to support our American economy.

Heather Pray said...

i'd say about that less than 10% of purchases that I buy are free. *liked* you on facebook and following on twitter and shared your giveaway on my fb fan page and twitter=) blog follower.

SAS said...

I try and do my ordering on line when the merchant offers free shipping, especially if there is a walk in store available. I am new to jewelry making and have been using cheap wire to practice on, but am almost confident enough to start ordering Soft Flex wires.

Phyllis said...

At least 75%, probably closer to 90%. But that's because I have free Prime shipping at Amazon, thanks to my daughter's Amazon Student account, and at Borders and Barnes and Noble through their rewards clubs. Otherwise, I always look for free shipping codes when I shop online and tend to order more from companies that offer it. Some online stores I even avoid because shipping/handling charges are so high. The unfortunate side effect of free shipping for me is too-frequent shopping!

Shyme said...

I have become a folower of this blog
and liked you on facebook
and shared this on facebook

I would say that about 75% of my online purchases recieve free shipping. I try to plan my purchases... :)

Craft Couture said...

9 out of 10. I will WAIT till a coupon or free shipping is available or shop elsewhere.
Too much competiton out there not to shop smart.

Jeanne said...

For me, it's about 10%. Shipping costs have gotten really out of hand over the past year or so and I'm thinking that it's a sign of the recession. Everybody wants to make a profit :)

Amy said...

Hello,

I would say that 70% of my purchases receive free shipping. I am pretty good at finding free shipping codes, and do preference vendors that offer free shipping. This is especially true for eBay purches.

Julie said...

Free shipping is a great motivator for me, so I'd say about 50% of my purchases are shipped free.

Luanne said...

I would say 75% or more...it's something I sort of look for when ordering beads!

Linda B said...

I posted on FB and Twitter

http://facebook.com/linorstore

Already posted before. I'd like to win. Less than 10%.

Linda Blatchford

Anonymous said...

Freeshipping is a primary motivator when I'm shopping on line. When I'm ready to make a final purchase and I'm charged shipping I will cancel the order and go elsewhere.

Lesia said...

0%, because I don't buy enough at a time/not many places offer free shipping to Canada.

retree48 said...

All my favorite supplies!

Stephanie said...

I love to find free shipping. About 10% of my purchases are free shipping, which is not nearly enough

Katie said...

I try what I can to get FREE shipping when it is an option!! It just seems silly not to do so when there are more beads or Softflex wire you can order for future use!!!

Julie Scarletta said...

Probably 20-30%. I use the freight costs in my calculations to decide where I'm going to buy items. I find I will buy more from sites that are freight free!

Kristen Glanzman said...

Maybe 30% is free. I have some vendors that give me free shipping if I purchase a certain amount for my company. :)

I follow this blog, as well as your pages on Twitter and Facebook. :)

Robert D said...

I find less than 5% of my purchases have free shipping and then it is either from a major retail stores with a minimum purchase for free shipping or it is free from china or hongkong. Although if i compare prices on some items then i calculate that shipping has been added into the cost of the item initially.

Augusta crafter said...

about 1% of my Internet purchase's are shipping free. Because I like in Australia shipping can cost me more than the thing I would like to buy. This stops lots of purchase's striate away

Trish G said...

Definitely less than 10% of my online purchases are free shipping. Usually the shipping is more than the price of the item if it is a small item. My email is jeditrish29@yahoo.com

shortseam said...

Most of my purchases are 50% free shipping.

Patricia said...

Less than 10% of my online purchases are free shipping.

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facebook follower
shared on facebook

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Vicki said...

About 20%, or else it is a flat box fee for much of the supplies that I order. I make sure that I fill the box for that.

jodi said...

I would say about 30% of what I buy online, I get free shipping!
I am a blog follower
I shared this email with my friends

Anonymous said...

I do not buy on line. I like to go to the store and get my supplies. Due to my poor health I will soon have to shop on line.

Raida said...

10% unfortunately. I order a lot of glass and I hardly ever get free or reduced shipping. I try to use companies that offer free shipping for other supplies. havanabeads@yahoo.com.

Bonnie said...

I would say about 50% of what I buy is free shipping..I am very fair with my shipping costs. I charge exactly what it costs me.Sharing with facebook and yahoo..

judy said...

hi,
i'd say 30%.
i found a yard bridge on sale from $99 for $10, i was so excited until i went to check out and saw shipping was $98 lol
ps
i love soft flex wire, great quality and price
judy

mary Dominquez said...

I am new to this site ,but I have been doing alittle of everything you name it I recently discoverd and purchased the metal wig jig and later saw a better one ,the acrylic one (see thru one ) very important I can't find the holes with this metal one please help !!

Anonymous said...

Gee... I always look for free shipping, but don't always get it. If I am ordering a significant amount, I don't expect the shipping to go up exponentially. If it does, I skip the order. I can deal with reasonable shipping though. It'd be nice if more shippers used the flat rate USPS boxes. I would say I get free shipping about 30 to 40% of the time. I follow this blog.I also "like" you on FB. Happy contest!
smcq

rockcreekcreations said...

Probably 50% of my purchases are free shipping. Costly shipping has made me cancel orders in the past!

Edie said...

I make a LOT of online purchases and probably 80% are free shipping.

edie
purpleone at gmail dot com

Edie said...

I am now following your blog. Thanks for hosting such a lovely stash of blog candy!

edie

purple one at gmail dot com

Learning Something New Every Day said...

i think that about 3 in 10 of my online orders get free shipping. Liked on facebook, follow on twitter, follow blog

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i don't think i get free shipping very often so maybe 10% would be a good estimate. sometimes if i buy more than one item then the shipping costs for the other items are free.

Pam Chesbro said...

75% of what I buy is free shipping. I usually do a lot of comparison shopping in order to achieve this. I may find something I want on another website but if it doesn't offer free shipping, I will price it elsewhere.

I shared (on FB), I liked and I followed!

Tami Ramsey said...

I search for products and companies that offer free shipping, especially for smaller amounts spent... so, I average about 25-45% of my orders.
I follow yer blog, have been a follower on FB, and share on FB !
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Anonymous said...

I buy about 50% of my items with free shipping ... This often is the deal breaker, wether to buy or not

LissC said...

I would say 80% have either free shipping or a flat rate shipping. I prefer to shop free or flat rate shipping as it's easier to calculate your cost and figure out which site has the better deal if you don't have to figure out the shipping.

Carol D. said...

I am now a follower of this blog.

Carol D. said...

About 40% of online purchases are free shipping because I don't like to pay for it. hmmm....

Anonymous said...

I guess it's about 75% or more free shipping. It has to be something really special to pay for shipping. If I can't get free shipping I won't buy!

Cos said...

I'd say less than 10% of the time I get free shipping. But, I don't mind paying a reasonable charge for shipping. I buy from a lot of places that have $5-$8 shipping, which is reasonable. I usually pay the shipping on items I ship.

ChibiChula said...

Well, I love free shipping when I'm shopping so I always look for it. I'm gonna say about 20% of the time I get it. I don't sell anything online but if I ever decide to I'll probably offer free shipping because I know how much it attracts me.

Christine Maher said...

I would say a good 40-50% are shipped for free as I have sites I go to that have free shipping. That is one of the reason I use them. I am a blog follower and share this with my friends on Face Book.
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Susan said...

Probably 80-90% with free shipping; I will save up items to make an order big enough to qualify for free shipping at places that offer it above a given order value.

Anonymous said...

I would say at the max, 10% offer free shipping. When they tell you an estimate of the price and go to pay for purchases it is a lot higher. When I order from Soft Flex, it is free, but, best of all, is the quality of the merchandise and fast service. Thank you very much.

S said...

Probably 10% or less. I do realy perk up when i see free shipping and do look for specials that include that. I havnt been selling too much the last couple years as i have been ill. i wont order from companies that have the hidden or really actually false shipping costs listed but charge you something completely different.
Shipping costs are always figured into my pricing and if that makes seomthing a price i dont think will be reasonable i dont order from that place. i do love the free shipping anytime. great topic, have read all the responses really interesting.
thank you
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S said...

not sure if my first post went through
maye 10% of my purchases are free shipping. most are the one price shipping like 5 dollars no matter what you order.
i havnt been selling much for the last couple years due to illness but i always figured shipping into the4 cost of what i was making and selling and if it made the object a price that wasnt marketable then i didnt order the supplies.
i must say free shipping perks me right up and i may order things i wouldnt have at that time because of the free shipping offer.
i also will use companies that offer free shipping when you spend an certain amount for my general supplies to keep stocked up.
thank you for this topic it really is interesting to read everyones responses
i do follow the blog
so much good information
thank you

Nancy said...

Probably 50% of what I buy online is free shipping. I follow the blog & I liked on Facebook!

Susan Kendall said...

I prefer free shipping and low shipping costs and will go for those vendors when I can; and I always thank them and let them know that shipping was a big part of my buying decision. Many Vendors lose ALL my business (are you listening FireMountain?)because they give mainland customers 5.00 shipping but charge Alaska and Hawaii, where I am, customers HUGE shipping charges. They refuse to use USPS PRIORITY MAIL, & have lame excuses that their cart software computes the weight on each item, and they are able, huh?, to program it for a FLAT RATE box amount. Their loss. Once I ordered 8 little findings that I couldn't get elsewhere, and they charged me 18.00 in shipping, the order was only for 8.00. The package arrived with a heavy catalog that I didn't need and I was charged for it's weight! but it gets better, they then mailed me the same catalog a week later. So Sara, don't get me started on Shipping Fees as they really ARE a hot button for me! Susan

cindy said...

When i order on line i usally pay 1 dollar for shipping no matter what i buy that is the way i do it because the items i buy in B.C. are way more expensive and from the states sometimes it is half the price and when starting out that is what you need cindy bell

valda said...

Living in Australia there is always a postage charge, which is dearer the items I have purchased, so I buy where I can get the best value.

Anonymous said...

I think I'm very lucky: I believe that I get free shipping for about 50% of the things I buy. I rarely get FS on clothing, but I do on almost everything else I buy. And that makes me feel good!

Judums said...

I estimate about 40% of everything I order online has free shipping. I don't mind paying reasonable shipping prices that represent a pass-through of what it costs the vendor, but I don't want them to make money off of me for shipping when they are already making money off of me for the item I am buying.

Connie Edwards said...

40-60% I tend to place big orders that last me a while and often when you reach a certain price point, shipping is free.

Romantic Bohemian said...

I live in Luxembourg and I have free shipping in only about 10% of my purchases, mainly from sellers on ebay who are in Asia. No free shipping from the US, that's for sure! But I do buy from many American sites and when they offer free shipping inside the US, I have my purchase delivered at a friend's place over there.

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Charlene said...

I think about 10% although the cost is probably buried in the cost of the items.

Authenic1 said...

Presently 15% is free. I share this information on my Facebook page and also on Twitter. I also liked you on Facebook.

Bryna said...

I would say about 50% of my purchases have free shipping.

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I liked you on facebook also!

Anonymous said...

about $80%. I compare to local prices, and if needed, buy a minimum to get it. Most shipping charges for me come from jewelry-related purchases; at a certain point, I forgo the item.

nancy

tuberoseabsolute said...

About 75% of my online purchases are with free shipping, and I do give preference to companies that offer free shipping...I'm a big comparison shopper!
Great giveaway! I've become a blog follower. Thanks for the opportunity!

Pat H said...

This is great! I love jewelry made from wire and I would to try out this wire in your giveaway. Good Luck to all!!!

Jeanne said...

I don't buy online very often because of the shipping charges. I look for companies who offer free shipping over a certain amount. I'd say about 33% of my purchases have free shipping. I too would rather have the shipping built into the price. I don't like to be surprised at check out. I was going to buy a pattern recently and found the shipping would have been more than the pattern cost so I decided to forego the purchase.
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Moosha said...

I haven't bought from SoftFlex online yet. It's been a while since I've been beading, but for medical reasons (MS)I have to get back in to it. However, when I get the emails from the different sites I look 1st at the shiiiipping costs.

Anonymous said...

Most of my purchases are free shipping unless I can't find elsewhere. Half the fun is shopping around. Of course, I usually find more things I just can't do without!hosing

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