Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Increase in Postage and Packing charges at hvcoffee.com
Following this week's increase in postal charges (again!) and recent rises in the cost of our packing materials, we have been obliged to review upwards the cost of shipping which is added to all orders placed in our online store. The increases reduce proportionate to the amount of packs purchased and we have even managed a 20p reduction where 10 packs are purchased at one time due to special conditions from ANC, our courier service.
Considering the service we offer of roast - ship - at your doorstep in 3-4 days, we still believe that our pricing is competitive. It is, and will for ever remain, just the true cost to us of postage and materials - no hidden premiums.
Fuel costs and the cost of parking in towns and cities have spiralled out of control in comparison, making a special trip to a local coffee merchant even less attractive than ever to the true enthusiast.
Thankfully, you can still get a bag of our coffee, freshly roasted, each week into your kitchen for less than £4.50, just with several clicks of the mouse. If you are prepared to buy 10 at a time, this still drops to below £4.00.
We have also been obliged to raise the free shipping threshold from £100 to £120 to take account of increases in green coffee prices.