(you people buying dont really have clue)
As the owner/operator of a Sole Proprietorship business, I can tell you that I am acutely aware of shipping costs. Choosing a fast/efficient method of shipping is one of the keys to keeping customers happy. I ship product all over the world, and if I were to base my shipping solely on cost, I’d be out of business.
(Amazon has spooled you all)
Amazon has spoiled EVERYONE. Right or wrong, they’ve set a number of expectations that customers look for in other entities.
(but i bet most of you complainers will go innovations like i did whe npush comes ti shove.)
I disagree. Shipping time is one of the keys to keeping clients happy… and far too many businesses overlook this fact. A business isn’t built/sustained on selling a single product to a single buyer… success is selling multiple times, to the same clients. In other words, repeat business. If a business chooses shippers based solely on who’s the cheapest, their shooting themselves in the foot.
(Really does an extra week really matter)
Based on this thread existing, I would say the answer to that is obvious. It does matter. I don’t like it any more than other businesses, but the fact is that shipping speed is important to customers, and it does affect sales, particularly repeat sales.