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How to Save on Your Shipping Cost with Fillmore Container

There are several ways to save on your shipping cost with fillmore container. Did you ever wonder what “Optimal Quantity for Shipping” meant under the 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.

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

You will find the optimal quantity listed under Description on product pages.

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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.

Example – NOT Maximizing Optimal Shipping Quantity

If you were planning on purchasing 12 cases of G04-06C your shipping cost estimate would be $27.73 to zip code 60142 

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Example – Maximizing Optimal Shipping Quantity

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!

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Example – Over the Optimal Shipping Quantity

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.


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

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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.

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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.

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