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TortoiseSupply.com now shipping with USPS

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  1. TylerStewart

    TylerStewart Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    I worked way past my bedtime last night working on adding USPS as a shipping option to our site software. I think I have worked out the kinks and it seems to be working (the first USPS order just came in). This will be a huge price reduction for small orders like seeds, for example. A small (lightweight) order will only be a few dollars for shipping, where it was previously $9-12 (the UPS Ground minimum). Every item in our inventory has a weight and size assigned to it, so it will calculate accurately, and will use First Class Mail if that is an option (even cheaper than USPS priority).

    Tortoises will remain only UPS Next Day Air ($34.95) and UPS Ground will remain an option for supply shipments and will be cheaper than USPS in some scenarios (you can choose between the two).
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Cool.
    I love you guys!
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    Awesome news!!
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    TylerStewart Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    Thanks! We try hard with shipments to get them out same-day in most cases. We had a tortoise order come in yesterday at 3:45 PM and it is already at its new home in Indiana today :)

    Supplies with UPS usually will go out same day if they come in before about 2 PM (packed between 2-4 PM). Our USPS pickup is earlier in the day, so they will mostly ship the day after (packed at night, picked up in the morning). USPS has obviously been a more difficult pickup time negotiation (they are govt, they don't have to keep people happy).
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I like your new avatar, Tyler. It's nice to see the faces behind the posts.
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    I'M SO STINKING EXCITED!! Thanks Tyler!! I appreciate the emails!

    Dawn
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Sounds good. I think you need to put up a family photo avatar. Show off that little mob of boys you have:p:D
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    Yes! Off to order more seeds.
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    TylerStewart Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    Thanks everyone!

    Barb - I don't think the kids would all fit in the avatar pic, so I had to pick one (and the Mrs) for it :)
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