Outrageous Wine Shipping Charges

5 bottles and 2 Magnums - shipped FedX Ground from NY to Oregon - $102

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As another data point, last week I was quoted $80 to ship 12 750ml bottles from Oregon to Indiana via ground shipping. (I think UPS, but it might have been FedEx.) I’ll let others decide whether that’s outrageous or not.

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Was it in one box?

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I was quoted like 50 bucks for 3 bottles from CA to CO. I cancelled the order.

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I paid 40 for one bottle. I assumed i could add to it with a following order but they refused: fine wine international

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The insane shipping costs have prevented me from ordering wines I like. I live in California.

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Just shipped 4 cases from Chicago Wine Company to MN. $48 a case. Not terrible by any means.

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That’s zachy…sorry autofilled I meant “whacky”.

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A couple of things–

If you are ordering from a winery, many use third party shippers and you’re paying for labor as well as shipping. Somebody has to put the stuff in the box. I am paying about $10/bot for my Sandlands fall shipment.

For stores, while there are many people still offering free/reduced shipping, many others do not. As costs have gone up, they are passed on. YMMV.

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That two seperate boxes going cross country - that’s about right

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It was supposed to be shipped as one box and the retailer ultimately refused to do so.

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Typically the max size is a 6-mag shipper, so not sure how it could fit one box.

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Not even close to being the worst. WineBid.
Three double magnums shipped standard overnight $231. They decided to ship it separately.

And to make matters worse, they delayed shipping because of the weather, then charged me $1.50 for an extra month storage.

To be fair, they did reverse it when I complained. O

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shipping costs is why I’ve ultimately decided its not worth ordering outside of the east coast anymore. Ive still got a few random bottles sitting at Envoyer but once those come, nothing else from CA anymore. probably need to just cancel the mailing list and be done with it

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I dunno who these people use, and yes, shipping is outrageously expensive, but it’s hard for me to exceed $65 on an East Coast shipment. Connecticut and PA are the most expensive for me and often get up into the $66-67 region. But NYC is around $55 for a case. Granted, I have some good discount. With no discount, I could see it hit around $80 for a case. But over $100? Hmmm.

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There is a 6 750ml, 2 Mag combo shipper available.

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Did you offer to provide one? That’s pretty random.

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2 cases of wine from a Napa winery:
$180 for 3-day air, I swallowed hard when I saw that one.

Benchmark shipping.
2 bottles UPS 2 day air. $64.50
(May 2022 it was $58)

:face_with_diagonal_mouth:

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While it’s fun to beat on the shipping companies (FedEx, UPS, etc.), prices on everything is nuts these days. Remember that fuel is 100% higher than it was less than two years ago. With trucks paying close to $5 a gallon for diesel, that cost is going to show up someplace.

I do tend to just order these days from places where I can mitigate this. Since The Chicago Wine Company is local, I look at them first for older stuff along with Flickinger. For everyday drinkers, I look first at Wines 'til Sold Out and then Binny’s (local). Until the prices correct back to normal, I guess if these places don’t have it, then I don’t need it.

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