|THE JOLLY GERMAN JAM SHOPPE - SHIPPING INFORMATION|
Due to the ever changing increase in postal rates, we have had to calculate our prices accordingly. Since jams and jellies are a heavier product, they can often be expensive to ship to locations farther from our operation. Therefore, we give you the option of how to ship your order so that you can save as much money as possible. The prices listed for the jams and jellies DO NOT include shipping.
Please know that smaller single jar orders are more expensive to ship than larger orders. This is not a statement meant to get you to buy more, but just the way it is. I can ship out a case of jam or jelly to a customer cheaper than shipping just a few jars. When I initially answer orders, I try to let my customers know this and my response may be confused with a reluctance to sell just one or two jars to them. In reality is is rather disheartening to see a customer pay a few dollars for one or two jars and twice as much more for the shipping alone!
Please understand that I am only trying to offer you the best deal that I can and not just trying to sell more jars of product at one time. Shipping can be ridiculously expensive at times!
Mixing of jar sizes or multiple quart orders is an issue I have recently had to deal with and my policy now stands that I cannot safely ship orders that mix jar sizes which includes the quart size jars. For example, an order that contains 2 - 8 ounce jars and 1 - quart jar; this is not an ideal order to ship together. The quart jars seem much more fragile than the 8 or 16 ounce jars. I welcome orders that mix the 8 and 16 ounce sizes, but the quarts are just not worth taking a chance on if shipped as more than one quart or with other jar sizes.
How We Ship
U.S. Postal Service - Flat Rate Priority Mail - this is generally the best shipping option since the prices are fixed and allow for heavier package weights at a flat rate cost. It should be noted that Flat Rate (as with any of the USPS shipping services) does not include insurance. Insurance can be purchased for an additional $2.00 for each package and is highly recommended for larger order packages.
UPS - A good option for cases of 16 ounce jars (12 - 16 ounce jars). UPS shipping also comes with a tracking number as well as $100 standard insurance. If you live in a rural area, a $2.00 or more surcharge may apply to your shipping costs. Also, UPS cannot ship to a post office box.
UPS - COD - While we will accept COD's of this type when no other option of payment is available, please keep in mind that in addition to the shipping charge, an additional $6 - $8 COD fee is also applied.