Guys - what is the story with the cost of shipping. It's ridiculous...
I definitely expected to pay, maybe up to $30 but $54.70 come on? you must have a better way to ship efficiently, there are plenty of US sites that cost nothing like this?
I really want to buy some product from you, but I just can't justify this cost, you must be able to subsidise shipping somewhat on orders over $100?
Thanks, and i really appreciate any help on this...
I agree... I live in Japan (temporarily) and I just can't find CG method 'proof' products here. So I really wanna shop at Curlmart. But the international shipping costs are just insane... now I'm forced to use ebay >_< which doesn't have a lot and is not as safe...
I have the same problem, I end up paying as much in postage as I do on products. I just limit myself to a couple of things that I really like and make do with local stuff otherwise. I don't understand how sites like iherb can ship about 1.5 kilo's of stuff to me for $6 and other places can't. Very frustrating.
I highly agree that the shipping cost is ridiculous. I live in the United States Virgin Islands and curlmart wouldn't offer flat rate shipping or free shipping. The only why I continue to buy from them is because Kbb hair nectar is hard to find. Sagenaturalcutecals offers flat rate shipping why can't Curlmart. For there FYI, the USVI is not an international country. We are a part of the United States of America.
CurlMart Customer Service Here:
First off we realize that international shipping cost are very high. However, we do not profit from the cost of shipping as the rates are set by UPS and USPS. These rates are based on the volume of packages sent, and are set by the shipping companies. So high volume companies receive a more competitive shipping rate. Regarding shipping to places in the United States that are not part of the contiguous United States, shipping companies change 50-65% more to ship to these locations. This makes it impossible to offer free or $5 shipping when the cost of shipping to the location is substantially higher than shipping within the contiguous US.
I've ordered products from the US from eBay, amazon and US based brand websites and the shipping has been completely reasonable.
CurlMart has absolutely RIDICULOUS international shipping costs and I don't believe for a single second that there isn't a way to make it cheaper. You are completely shutting out international users who want access to products that are hard or impossible to get elsewhere. I'm annoyed and disappointed.
As a UK curlie, this is why I love Amazon – cheap and cheerful and lots CG products on there. Also really like BeautyBay and BeautybyZara
3A with some 3B thrown in. Medium porosity. High density. Low-medium thickness.
Pre-poo: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Low-poo: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine
Conditioner: Faith in Nature or Shea Moisture Raw Restorative
D/C: Giovanni 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra Moist Deep Moisture Mask
Leave-in: My DNA
Styler: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity or Umberto Giannini Scrunching Jelly
UK curly. CG since October 2013.
Aiming for WL curls (eventually)
I can get most of my products from Amazon, Beauty bay and lookfantastic.com, however some of my products like the AG recoil I could only find on eBay, which I am a little hesitant about buying cosmetics from.