SparkFun will be closed May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day. Orders placed after 2pm on Friday the 22nd will ship out on Tuesday. Thanks!
SparkFun now offers free economy shipping on orders worldwide over $60!
No one loves treats more than us, so on this - our favorite holiday - we’d like to announce one for you: SparkFun now offers free economy shipping worldwide on orders $60 and up!
If you’ve been with us for a while you know that we’ve offered short-term deals on shipping in the past - on Cyber Monday 2012 we offered free shipping on all orders for one day, and last summer we tested out free shipping for a week in July. This time, IT’S FOR REAL. Or at least we hope it will be. Here’s how it works: When you (anyone - customers, distributors, educators, robots) place an order over $60, you’ll be given an option for one free shipping method (domestic or international) at check out. And that’s it!*
*That’s not it - if your shipping cost is over $500, you won’t see an automatic option for free shipping, and you’ll need to contact email@example.com (Also, what are you BUILDING?!).
Free shipping isn’t a groundbreaking discovery, and you may be wondering why we’ve waited until now to offer it. SparkFun ships to…almost every country (145 this year so far!), and our catalog and shipping costs are extremely varied. We’ve wanted to provide free shipping to our customers for years, and it’s been a challenge to get the math right and make sure free shipping is a viable option for both you AND us. We actually launched free shipping quietly a week ago, and after checking out the preliminary numbers we’ve decided to stick with it! For how long? Well, right now it’s firmly open-ended, and the rules and program may change as we evaluate the cost to us and the benefit to you, but for now, happy shipping, and happy Halloween!
Edit: In case you’re wondering what Halloween is like around these parts, check out today’s costumed revelry: