Did you ever wonder what “Optimal Quantity for Shipping” meant under product description? The optimal quantity for shipping is the number of cases that will best fit into our shipping cartons while maximizing the dimensional weight of the package. By using this information, you can be assured you are getting the most out of your shipping dollars when buying from Fillmore Container.
You will find the optimal quantity listed under Description on product pages.
The optimal quantity for shipping of the 4 oz Tapered Mason Jar (G04-06C) is 16 cases. You might be thinking, “Do I need to order 16 cases?” No, you can select any quantity of cases that meets your needs.
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.
Review the customer scenario below to see how this works.
If you were planning on purchasing 12 cases of G04-06C your shipping cost estimate would be $27.73 to zip code 60142.
However, if you were to maximize the optimal shipping quantity by adding 4 extra cases, you could get 16 cases and only pay $2.00 extra in shipping charges!
If you wanted 17 cases (1 additional case over the optimal shipping quantity), the shipping would increase by more than $17. When you see this happen, you are over the optimal shipping quantity and your order will now be processed in two shipping cartons instead of one. To get the best price for shipping, consider decreasing your order by one case, or if you have the space and know you will need jars soon, increase your order to purchase the optimal amount for the second shipping carton.
In general, our customers see substantial savings on product and shipping costs when they are able to consolidate their orders.
The following examples indicate the savings that can be achieved by ordering larger quantities.
You’ll see that the 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!
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.