Why is UPS so expensive?

Our products are often bulky and low cost. Many times shipping may be more than the actual product cost. This is for several reasons.

UPS charges based on weight, distance, and size. Our shipments come from our PA warehouse. As such, a customer in NY or OH will pay significantly less than a customer in CA or WA. Most of our business is done east of the Mississippi River.

Additionally, UPS may charge based on the space that the package requires in their truck, rather than the actual weight of the product. This is called the dimensional weight. For more information about how dimensional weighting work, please review this page on the UPS website.