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Klip2Save Review: That $1 shipping fee adds up!

klip2save-shipping-fee-really-adds-upThe Klip2Save coupon clipping service charges a $1 shipping fee for every order.  That’s a relatively small charge in the online-shopping world. But “$1” can be pretty misleading, especially in the coupon world.  Before you know it those dollars start adding up.  This Klip2Save review will focus on their shipping and handling fees.

How Many Orders Do You Place Each Week?

If you’ve done any online shopping at all then a $1 shipping fee seems like relatively small change. Even most couponers, the most notorious penny-pinchers of all, don’t bat an eye when they see that $1 pop up at checkout. But here’s the thing…

Due to the huge demand for each week’s hottest coupons, most couponers place multiple orders. Multiple orders means multiple shipping fees.  Multiple shipping fees means it’s costing you more than you think to buy your coupons from Klip2Save.

Most coupon clipping services, Klip2Save included, have a limit on the amount of time you can hold coupons in your cart without paying for them. This time limit is in place for several reasons:

  • It’s only natural for customers to change their mind but most don’t empty their shopping cart before they leave the site. Without a time limit the coupons in that cart would never be available for sale to someone else.
  • The demand for hot coupons is generally much higher than the supply. Setting a time limit on shopping carts prevents customers from hoarding stock while they decide if they really want that coupon or shop around for better pricing.
  • Many coupons have a short expiration date. The time limit ensures that stock left in abandoned shopping carts is quickly returned to inventory so it can be sold before it expires.

Savvy couponers who regularly shop online clipping services are aware of this shopping cart time limit. When they’re looking for the week’s hot coupons they place multiple single-item orders to ensure they get that hot coupon before it drops out of their cart.

Klip2Save Review:  How Much Does $1 Shipping Really Cost?

At The Happy Couponer Marketplace our shipping is always free.  No matter how many orders you place, no matter how large or small the order. Place one order, place two orders or place ten – and many of our customers do – and your shipping charges will always be the same – FREE.

However, Klip2Save charges a $1 shipping fee on every single order you place. Place one order and your shipping fee is $1. Place 2 orders and your shipping fee is $1 PER ORDER, or $2. Place 4 orders to ensure you get those hot coupons and your shipping fee just jumped to $4.  

Klip2Save’s claim that their shipping fee is only $1 only works if you’re ordering coupons that nobody else wants. We all know when you’re after the hot coupons everyone wants that same coupon.  You need to place your order as soon as you find that coupon or you run the risk of losing it.  And since you’re probably after more than one coupon, you end up placing multiple orders.

So don’t let that $1 shipping fee at Klip2Save fool you. Remember, the Golden Rule of Couponing is:  It’s not how much you save, it’s how much you spend.  Their shipping fee might be just $1, but how many dollars are you actually spending?

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Why Klip2Save Charges A Shipping Fee And We Don’t

why-klip2save-charges-a-shipping-fee-and-we-dont-have-toWondering how The Happy Couponer Marketplace can get away with free shipping while Klip2Save has to charge you $1 for every order? Well, wonder no more. Here’s how we do it.

It’s All About Supply and Demand

Coupon values often vary from one marketing region to another. For example, couponers in California might see a Maruchan coupon valued at $1 off when you buy 2, while at the same time Ohio couponers might see that Maruchan coupon valued at $1 off when you buy 3.

Experienced coupon clipping services understand that couponers everywhere are going to be looking for that $1/2 coupon. They also understand that if they want to make their customers happy they better find it.

Why Klip2Save Has To Charge You For Shipping

In the coupon world profit margins are already understandably narrow. After all, no matter how hot a coupon is, if you had to spend more for the coupon than you save when you used it you’d put away your scissors forever. And, because coupon values are relatively low compared to other products you buy online, it stands to reason that profits are also relatively low.

Most coupon clipping services, Klip2Save included, are operated by one clipper who resides in one marketing area with access to only that one marketing region’s particular insert coupons. In order to offer their customers those higher-value coupons from other marketing regions they have to pay a supplier in that other region to find and ship them the inserts.

So it’s easy to see why Klip2Save adds that $1 shipping charge to all of their orders. They’re paying multiple suppliers in multiple marketing regions to find and ship them the different inserts. The only way to recoup that cost and make a profit is to add that extra $1 to every order you place.

Think that $1 shipping fee is cheap? Think about how many orders you place each week.  That $1 shipping fee really adds up!

Why We Don’t Have To

At The Happy Couponer Marketplace we have the same inventory concerns as Klip2Save. We know you’re looking for those high-value coupons. We also know if we don’t have them you’ll go somewhere else. The difference is this:

We have coupon clippers located in every major marketing region in the United States. We don’t have to buy their inserts and then pay them to ship them to us. At The Happy Couponer Marketplace we hook you up so you can order directly from the coupon clipping servce that has the coupon you’re looking for.

Not only do we eliminate our cost of acquiring the coupons, we eliminate those extra shipping charges to get that stock, too. And since our costs are lower we’re able to keep your costs lower and offer you free shipping on every order – No matter how many orders you place and no matter how large or small the order.

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The Happy Couponer vs Klip2Save: Let’s talk about shipping fees

The Happy Couponer Marketplace never charges a shipping fee. Compare us to Klip2Save and most other coupon clipping services and you’ll find that we’re unqiue. You’ll probably also find yourself asking, “How do they do it?” But we’re wondering, “Why are you still buying coupons from them?!”

Let’s Compare Shipping Fees

At The Happy Coupon all of our orders ship for free, via standard USPS First Class Mail. Of course, we also offer Priority shipping for an additional fee, but let’s compare apples to apples.

The Happy Couponer – USPS First Class Mail – Always FREE for every order

Klip2Save – USPS First Class Mail – Always $1 for every order

What Happens When You Place Multiple Orders?

The demand for hot coupons is generally greater than the supply, and experienced couponers know that most clipping services won’t let coupons linger in a shopping cart long before the coupons revert back to open stock.

Consequently, instead of spending time browsing the site for all the coupons they want, most experienced coupons place and pay for multiple single-item orders to ensure they get those hot coupons.

At The Happy Couponer Marketplace our shipping is always free, regardless of how many coupons you order or how many orders you place during your shopping trip.

At Klip2Save you pay an additional $1 shipping fee for every single order.

How Much Are You Really Paying Klip2Save to Ship Your Coupons?

Let’s imagine you’re looking for 3 hot coupons this week – The $1/2 Maruchan coupon, the $.45 Angel Soft coupon and the coupon for $5/1 Hydroxycut product. You know every other couponer on the planet is also looking for these coupons so when you find them you’re going to have to grab them – fast!

At Klip2Save, worried that you’ll lose the coupons if you don’t act fast, you place a seperate order as you find each coupon. Then you go back and place a fourth order for all of your regular coupon needs. Your grand total at Klip2Save for shipping for all four orders is $4.

Now, repeat that same scenario at The Happy Couponer Marketplace. Go ahead and place those same 4 orders and your shipping will be zero dollars. In other words, no matter how many orders you place and no matter how large or small the order, your shipping from The Happy Couponer will always be free!

Every Penny Counts

You’re obiously a savvy shopper. You could be buying multiple Sunday papers every week to get those inserts. Instead, you buy your coupons online and spend less money acquiring only the coupons you want, in larger quantities than you could afford if you had to buy a paper for every insert.

So it only makes sense to also consider the shipping costs you’re paying to have those coupons delivered. In a world where every penny counts and you pride yourself on the money you save every week using coupons, why would you continue to pay the Klip2Save clipping fees when you can get your coupons shipped free every week from The Happy Couponer Marketplace?