Talk About Shipping

By Mr. Keg, November 8, 2010

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Update (12/03/2012): We recently lowered our shipping rates by an astounding 50%. Now we boast some of the cheapest shipping prices among online print companies.

At PrintKEG, we strive for 100% customer happiness. We receive very few complaints, but one consistent comment we see are concerns with shipping costs.

Our production and shipping team ensures that every order is delivered in strong boxes and plenty of packaging so covering those costs is very important to us. Since our print prices are so cheap, we can’t soak the shipping costs like other print companies may be able to do. It was long overdue for us to compare shipping prices against a few other online printing companies. The results I personally found were in PrintKEG’s favor.

Battle 1 – Send Posters To East Coast
What would it cost to print 250 11 x 17 posters on gloss text paper and ship by GROUND from us and three other companies to the east coast?

Printing Shipping Total
PrintKEG 79.99 13.36 $93.35
PsPrint 155.38 30.23 $185.61
NextDayFlyers 191.95 18.40 $210.35
PrintingForLess 208.69 11.44 $220.13
Save $92 – $126 by choosing PrintKEG

In the end, PrintKEG’s print and total prices are incredibly cheaper. Our shipping prices are cheaper than PsPrint and NextDayflyers, but the other PrintingForLess slightly beat us. I feel this means our shipping costs are extremely reasonable.

Battle 2 – Send Posters To West Coast
What would it cost to print 250 11 x 17 posters on gloss text paper and ship by GROUND from us and three other companies to the west coast?

Printing Shipping Total
PrintKEG 79.99 20.04 $100.03
PsPrint 155.38 24.85 $180.23
NextDayFlyers 191.95 14.53 $206.48
PrintingForLess 208.69 9.29 $217.98
Save $80 – $117 by choosing PrintKEG

Considering we are located in the east, our shipping costs are inline with competitors (and most of them are located in the west), but we are looking to lower prices anyways. The good news is that our TOTAL prices are still much cheaper.

Conclusion

There are a few areas where we are trying to lower shipping costs without lowering our shipping standards, but for the most part our shipping prices seem reasonable. We will be posting new tests on large posters and stationery in the future.

Also, we guarantee your prints. If your prints are damaged, we replace them. All we normally ask for is a picture since it helps us figure out how we can improve. Read more about our shipping policies.