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Cheaper (and free) shipping now available!

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog.

Indiesew.com | Cheaper Shipping Options Now Available!

Over the past two and half years, many of you have provided us with great feedback on how to make the Indiesew experience better. I always appreciate your suggestions, and there is one in particular we started hearing on repeat over the last year. “Is there a cheaper shipping option?”, is a question we get on a weekly basis around here. 

So, we listened. Your request for cheaper shipping (especially international shipping) has been granted! We’ve been working on bringing you a less expensive shipping option since July of this year. I’m not joking. The thing with a self-built website is, while it provides incredible flexibility, it takes a long time to implement changes. But cheaper (and free) shipping is here and just in time for the holidays!

Here’s what has changed: 

Free Shipping on Domestic Orders over $100

That’s right! If your Indiesew order totals up to $100 or more, your domestic order will qualify for free USPS First Class (on items less than 13 ounces) or USPS Priority Shipping! It doesn’t matter if you buy $99 worth of digital sewing patterns and $1 worth of fabric, your order will ship free.

 

Cheaper International Shipping on All Orders up to 4 lbs

The biggest source of feedback came from those individuals abroad. Our country's Priority International mail service is incredibly expensive (think at least $33 to ship our smallest envelope). So now we offer USPS First Class International Shipping for orders that weigh up to four pounds. This service is roughly half the price of USPS Priority International.

But to our neighbors in Canada, it’s even cheaper. It will now cost only about $10 to ship a small package to Canada! USPS First Class International Service typically takes 7 to 21 days for the package to arrive. Tracking is not available for these packages.

 

Cheaper Domestic Shipping on Small Packages

For small domestic orders that include gift cards, paper patterns, and lightweight fabrics, you will now have the option to choose USPS First Class Shipping at checkout! All shipped items under 13 ounces are applicable to this service and the delivery times are typically 1 to 4 days. With First Class, it will now only cost about $3 to ship a paper pattern as opposed to nearly $6 with Priority.

 You can read our full Shipping and Return Policies here.

 

Holiday Shipping Timeline

For those of you in the US, if you’re behind on your holiday shopping, there’s still time when you buy from Indiesew! Below are the dates by which you must place your Indiesew order if you want it to arrive by December 24th. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that international orders will arrive by Christmas at this time. 

  • USPS First Class Shipping: Order by December 16th
  • USPS Priority Shipping: Order by December 20th

Don’t forget virtual Gift Cards aren’t shipped and can be ordered right up until Christmas Eve!

As always, keep the feedback coming. We’re working on hard to continue to add new features to the site to improve your experience. You can send us your feedback!

Happy sewing!

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