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New Shipping Rates

Posted by Christian Gingras on

A Needed Change in Shipping Costs


For the last few years, Slot Car Corner Canada has offered you a flat shipping rate of only $5 for all orders, to anywhere in Canada. But the real shipping cost for most orders is between $9 and $17, depending on size, weight and destination. Unfortunately, this flat shipping rate has been eating away at my profit margin for a while now. Even though 2014 was a great year during which I saw much increased sales, it also was the year during which the Canadian dollar took a dive. The profit margin on each sale is now so low that the shipping costs I have to pay are completely erasing them, and then some.

When I filed my income tax return, the net loss from operating Slot Car Corner Canada in 2014 was over $3000. And this doesn't include the salary I'm not paying myself (!) for doing this. I love being the owner of Slot Car Corner Canada but it won't be fun for long if I'm losing money on each sale, which I've been doing for a few months now. Of course, it makes no sense at all to continue on this path; I'm sure you'll understand.

This is why I must change the shipping costs by asking you to pay the real shipping cost for every order, starting now. Our e-commerce platform will calculate the shipping cost for the method you choose when checking out. You can choose among the services offered by Canada Post or you can also choose Purolator for a much faster delivery, most often for a similar cost.

If the items you're ordering can be put into a padded envelope less than 20mm thick, I will ship First Class and add a credit to your account for your next order. But you'll pay the full amount for a package when checking out.

Thank you for your understanding. I want to continue operating Slot Car Corner Canada to offer Canadian slot racers high-quality products. In order to do that, I can't lose money on every sale. Please rest assured that I'll continue to ship quality products at reasonable prices in a timely manner. The well-known SCC Canada service will continue to be plenty and free!