Provantage has the lowest delivered price on more products than any of our competitors - even those with "free shipping" offers!
At Provantage, Your Bottom Line is Our Top Priority
Our sophisticated, proprietary pricing systems carefully optimize the price and shipping
charges for every product. This not only results in the lowest possible
delivered prices, but also provides the greatest level of savings on
multiple item orders. As a result, you can make your purchases from Provantage
with the confidence of knowing that you'll always enjoy the best possible
Paying for Shipping Actually Saves You Money
We're often asked by our customers why we don't offer free shipping. The hype and promise of free shipping has become pretty common in the online
marketplace, so it might seem surprising that we haven't yet jumped on
board. The fact is, we strongly believe that "free shipping" is both misleading
"Free Shipping" Isn't Really Free (It's Just Included in the Price)
When it comes to online shopping, nothing comes free - especially
not shipping! Every package delivery service charges for shipping and
somebody has to pay for it. Merchants will always pass
this shipping cost on to their customers, either by showing it as a
separate line item or by incorporating it into their product prices.
Either way, the customer still ends up paying for shipping.
Only at Provantage, you usually end up paying less for your total order.
Merchants that provide "free shipping" inflate each
product's price by a standard delivery fee that covers all destinations
and ensures profitability. To avoid potential losses and costly
deliveries, this fee tends to be higher than it needs to be.
Psychologically, many customers may feel they're getting the best
deal when they see the word "free", even if product
prices are higher. Merchants often take advantage of this by
raising their product prices by more than the actual shipping cost
and therefore charge a higher delivered price than would be
offered under a paid shipping model.
You'll Save Even More on Volume Purchases at Provantage
The difference between free and paid shipping becomes very
apparent when making bulk purchases, as many of our customers do.
At Provantage, products purchased in quantities are usually
bundled together to reduce the shipping cost per unit.
So the more you buy, the more you save on your order.
This is not the case with merchants who offer "free shipping", as each
product has its price increased to account for shipping costs.
Therefore, when purchasing multiple units of the same item,
their customers end up paying the full shipping cost for each unit
instead of paying a reduced rate due to bundling.
While specific numbers for every order vary, the following
table provides an example which shows how your Provantage volume shipping
||Competitors with Free Shipping 1
||Provantage with Pay for Shipping 2
||$110 + free shipping||$110 total
||$100 + $10 shipping||$110 total
||$220 + free shipping||$220 total
||$200 + $14 shipping||$214 total
||$550 + free shipping||$550 total
||$500 + $26 shipping||$526 total
||$1100 + free shipping||$1100 total
||$1000 + $46 shipping||$1046 total
1 Assumes an item with a base price of $100 plus a $10 shipping
cost added into the price of every unit.
2 Assumes an item with a base price of $100 with a $10 shipping
charge for the first unit and a $4 charge for each additional unit.
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