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Shipping News!

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We're very excited to announce a change for standard shipping within the United States. Effective today, April 7, 2017, all orders that are $49 and about qualify for free standard shipping, which is 2-4 business days for delivery. As you know, we work meticulously to keep our shipping rates low and we're very pleased to offer this new price-point. Shipping for all orders below $49 remain $4.50. 

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Winter Storm Stella Update via the USPS

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Based on similar winter storms this season, we're anticipating shipments going up the East Coast from Maryland to Maine to be delayed due to Winter Storm Stella. Below is the latest update from the USPS and we'll continue to update our customers from the USPS, UPS, and Fedex. Winter Storm Stella The Postal Service is monitoring conditions as Winter Storm Stella heads toward the Northeast region. While there are no closures or service interruptions at this time, emergency preparedness plans are underway to ensure the safety of customers and employees. Postal operations will continue in areas where it remains safe...

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2016 International Air Mail Rate Increases

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Effective January 19, 2016 Each January marks the time where the United States Postal Services revises their postage rates and this year is no different. In 2015, the USPS held rates steady as they had increased rates by 86% on average in the prior year and 2016 marks another substantial increase in International shipping rates as well as domestic. One of our core business principals is sending smiles around the world. Our office map of the world is loaded with customers from nearly every spot on the globe and we love hearing from our worldwide customers. We know that there are...

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2016 Shipping Increases & Quality Matters

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As we near our 18th anniversary in business, the PopCultureSpot.com Team has seen shipping rates rise well above inflation year after year with no slowdown in sight. All three major carriers are increasing shipping charges that will generally increase rates by 12%-23% based upon delivery location, weight, and package size.Outside of some major corporations that subsidize shipping with "free" or ultra-low rates, it just isn't reality for all the other businesses that constitute nearly all the mail-order merchants in the United States. We have done everything possible to mitigate shipping costs even switching to our extremely fair flat-rate shipping system. Here at PopCultureSpot.com, we're not...

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2014 Shipping Carrier Increases

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All of the major carriers (USPS, UPS, & FedEx) have increased their rates in what has become an annual ritual the past several years. The average increase works out to about 5.6% over the 2013 pricing. As we wrote about in 2013, we went through and altered many of our shipping rates to reduce them as greatly as possible in order to provide the lowest rates possible. Not only did we reduce the rates, we added in additional tiers to bring down costs even further.With the 2014 increases implemented by the carriers, we've been able to absorb the cost in...

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