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Lulu charges way too much for shipping. Shipping by Media Mail would be about a third of what Lulu charges for shipping. it would seem so much more fair and cooperative if Lulu charged the actual cost of shipping. Then I woiuldn't have to look for a more affordable POD provider. 


Adjust shipping costs based on weight

Status: New Idea!
by soukie on ‎01-17-2012 02:24

Consider adapting the shipping cost based on soft-/hard cover and number of pages.

The price of shipping currently does not take into account the weight of the items. I noticed that adding e.g. 30 copies of a book results in the same shipping cost whether the book has 52 or 256 pages or is soft or hard cover. As a result, for small books, the shipping costs make a disproportionate part.

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I promote and sell my published books in various ways and sometimes ship myself from inventory and sometimes order books to be shipped by Lulu. When I sell a book I have in stock and am paid through PayPal, I have the ability to print a shipping label on PayPal for shipment via Media Mail with delivery confirmation. This is very economical and both I and the buyer can track the shipment. I don't understand why I can't do the same for shipments originating at Lulu. I need delivery confirmation for even the ground shipping option.

Status: Filed
Hi there, thanks for the suggestion. I don't think this particular suggestion is feasible, but we understand that a lot of our authors do buy and ship their own books, so we'll be looking into different ways to support these authors moving forward. Thanks for using Lulu!
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I will like to suggest that Lulu should bring down the shipping price in order for customers to be able to buy more books.

I am an author and I have my work published on here but it is so bad that  I have to pay 2.99 for every copy of books i order at a go. If i'm ordering more than 1 book at a go, books are not that heavy that I should have to pay the same price for each copy. If something can be done about this, I'm sure there will be an increase in sale on this website.

Status: Filed

Shipping Costs

Status: Heard this before
by edentootoo on ‎03-11-2011 03:55

It's difficult to find/understand the shipping costs for books. I was told by a support technician that I would have to build the entire (photo) book in order to get a price at check out.  Of course, that's not a reality when one is investigating sources for a large quantity retail venture.

It's the only site that I have had any diffculty accessing shipping charges, which is so basic. Site navigation for shipping is awkward. My suggestion is to have a look at Blurb's fast, efficient and user friendly system.  

It's such a shame as I was very impressed with the size options.

Status: Heard this before

Hi edentootoo, thanks for your suggestion! We already having a print cost calculator so you may want to start there. Someone else already suggested a shipping cost calculator and its something we'll definitely consider for the future. Thanks for using Lulu!


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