I've got an e-commerce site that is sitting waiting for launch right now (March 15th til now), that I can't get competitive shipping rates on.
I have contacted all of the major shipping companies and made somewhat of a bidding war between the big three.
Those are the companies that I have contacted and the lowest price I can get is $13.00 with residential surcharge and fuel surcharge.
The item that I'm shipping (non-–RTD beverage) has the general value of approximately $25 for 500 grams (1.1lbs). The shipping price remains the same for 250 grams and 100 grams. This is cost prohibitive and I was wondering if there are any alternatives for this. I have been looking high and dry for “group shipping rates” where smaller companies like my own would be able to consolidate all of their quantities locally, and acquire much larger group rate in the thousands of boxes per day.
Any ideas would be helpful.