We're a young, but steaming along, eComm store finding that our biggest killer is shipping - like 99% of stores I'm sure!
We ship nationwide and our packed orders vary immensely in order size. We have to use multiple couriers to get items to all corners of SA which causes even more variance in price. It's nearly impossible to budget accurately to ensure that we aren't perpetually paying more in shipping charges than the profit made off the order contents.
We have a proposal for anybody out there (retired, students) with reliable transport, a friendly demeanor and a good load of honesty. Currently we'd be looking outside of Gauteng as we pay the most to ship to the other provinces.
We will bulk ship a box of pre-packed orders to you, you would deliver them within your area for a set fee per delivery.
Anybody have any thoughts?