Mudman Bonsai Company Payment and Shipping Information
Mudman Bonsai Company uses the Shopify ecommerce platform for our on-line store. Shopify is also our secured credit card processing company. When you checkout, you will be redirected to the Shopify secured payment page. This is a normal Shopify process. Shopify is up to date with all credit card processing regulations for secure card processing. Your credit card number is not stored on Shopify, or Mudman Bonsai Company. We also accept secured payments through PayPal.
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Mudman Bonsai Company ships Monday through Thursday. Any items purchased after 11:00 am eastern time on Thursdays will not ship until Monday. Items purchased Sunday through Wednesday usually ship next day.
Calculating Dimensional Weight
The first of the year 2015, the shipping companies went to dimensional weight shipping. For instance, when shipping a 12" x 10" x 3.5' rectangle pot, it would need to be packed in a 14" x 12" x 8" box with the appropriate amount of packing material (bubble wrap, peanuts etc.) to keep the pot from breakage in shipping. If the actual weight of the pot after being packed is 4 pounds and is packed in the 12" x 10" x 8" box, the shipping companies figure the dimensional weight as follows. 12 x 10 x 8 = 960. Then take the 960 / 166 = 5.78 pounds, rounded up to 6 pounds. Since the 6 pounds is the greater than 4 pounds, the shipping companies charge for the 6 pounds.
If the pot weighed 8 pounds and was packed in the same box with a dimensional weight of 6 pounds, the shipping companies would charge the 8 pounds, they will always charge the greater amount. This really impacts the price of shipping trees. A tree may weigh 12 pounds, but if it takes a 18" x 18" x 24" box to ship a tree, the dimensional weight shipping would be 18 x 18 x 24 = 7776 / 166 = 46.84 pounds, rounded up (they always round up) 47 pounds would be what they would charge for.
We make no money on shipping or handling and charge what the shipping companies charge us.
We just do not feel comfortable selling you a $4.99 pot for $14.99 and calling it free shipping when it is not free and you are paying for the shipping anyway.
Shipping Weight: The weight shown for shipping, is based on dimensional weight. Dimensional weight will be how shipping charges are determined by FedEx or the Post Office.