Wholesale Fair Trade African Gifts & Decor

A Note About Shipping Costs

We strive to keep shipping costs as low as possible for our customers while ensuring the safety of the merchandise during transit. With such a variety of products in all shapes, sizes, weights and levels of fragility, we unfortunately cannot make a general rule about what percentage of your order total shipping costs will comprise. However, here are a few guidelines for understanding shipping costs:

  • Large items, even if they are lightweight, incur higher shipping costs due to the volume of the shipping box.
  • Heavy items, even if they are small, incur higher shipping costs due to the weight of the shipping box.
  • Fragile items like ceramics often incur higher shipping costs, as additional packaging is required to ensure no damage to the item occurs.
  • Orders comprised mainly of closeout merchandise are often subject to higher shipping-to-total percentages since the merchandise is being sold at a lower price.