Large retailers like Amazon have subsidized shipping. We don’t. Our store functions more like Etsy. Although it’s a single storefront, every type of item is produced by a different vendor on demand. Each vendor charges shipping per item. The shipping is not grouped.
For example, our US mug vendor charges the following rates on shipping to US:
First mug: $8.59. Each additional mug: $6.
If I buy US mugs, my charges will look like this:
If I add a sticker, I have to pay a separate shipping charge: one for the mug and one for the sticker. The more types of items, the more expensive it is.
Every new type of item – T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Mugs, Stickers, etc. – has its own shipping charge attached. We can’t get around that. I think the shipping is outrageous, but there is no way to reduce it. We could hide it and offer you “free” shipping, but then the mugs would cost $25.
We have to make a profit, because we license art for the images, we pay to maintain the storefront, and we invested a lot of time into making these designs and items.
The only way to lessen the shipping charges is to limit your purchases to a single type of item, like two T-shirts vs a T-shirt and a sweatshirt.