Call us Toll free: 866-FILL-JAR
Maximize Shipping with Fillmore Container

How to Save on Your Shipping Cost with Fillmore Container


Updated January, 2024

There are several ways to save on your shipping cost with Fillmore Container.

Our shipping cost includes:

  • the cost of shipping cartons & cushioning designed to safely get products to their destination
  • a portion of the cost of additional staffing to pack/process required for ground packages
  • the cost that the carrier charges us

When any of these components see a decrease in cost, we pass it on to our customers.

Many of our customers pick up at our facility and receive their orders via freight. In order to continue to offer fair cost of goods to all of our customers (regardless of business size or location), we do not inflate our product prices in order to cover shipping. This is why we regularly remind people to compare landed cost.

We do not have minimum order requirements, nor do we require customers to have an established business. We will fill small orders for a project or someone’s trial run, but the smaller the order, the more imbalanced the cost of shipping will appear. 

Wondering why we don’t offer free shipping? Read more about that here.

Use the Shipping Estimator

Use the Shipping Estimator located on the right hand side of your cart to see how adjusting item quantities impacts your shipping. If you see a sudden jump in the shipping cost, you likely just added enough to require an additional shipping carton.  Depending on your pattern of use, you  may want to add more to max out that next carton. You can see examples of this in the following sections.

Helpful Hints To Save On Shipping From Fillmore Container

  • If you are ordering regularly and receiving your orders in cartons, look at your order history to see if you could afford (the money and the space) to place larger orders less frequently.
  • Instead of getting 4 or 5 huge cartons delivered to your door every 2 weeks, you could more than double the size of your order for about the same shipping cost.
  • Make sure you review the Wholesale Discount Pricing Tiers for additional discounts on products. If you are purchasing a large wholesale quantity of a product, you may benefit from a lower price according to the wholesale discount tier.

In general, our customers see substantial savings on product and shipping costs when they are able to consolidate their orders.

Maximize Shipping with Larger Orders

The following examples indicate the savings that can be achieved by ordering larger quantities.

Example #1 – 64 cases of G04-06C

Image4 -64Cases 4oz final

Example #2 – 128 cases of G04-06C

This quote included an addition for a liftgate cost. In spite of those needed line items, the total shipping cost was only $49 more, but the case quantity was doubled!


Example #3 – 280 cases of G04-06C

To further demonstrate the savings that can be gained through larger shipments, we more than doubled the quantity of jars from 128 to 280 cases. Again, the quote included an addition for a lift gate. For an extra $62 in shipping cost, you could get an additional 152 cases.

Image6UPS Freight final

What about Palletized Shipping?

If you are ordering much larger quantities than discussed above, you might want to consider Palletized Shipping, which can save money on shipping costs and often on products as well. It’s important to know if palletized shipping is a viable option for you.  In this post, we explain what LTL shipment or a Palletized Shipment is, and what it entails.

Hopefully, you’ll find our delivered cost to still be favorable to that of our competitors. If not, know that we’ll keep trying to mitigate the costs of shipping and pass the savings along to you.

Post a Comment

  1. Pingback How to Calculate Landed Cost - Fillmore Container
  2. Pingback Shipping to a Terminal as a Shipping Strategy - Fillmore Container