Order Optimization Guide
The following information will enable you to add value and decrease costs when placing a frozen food order.
Optimizing Your Shipping Costs
All of our frozen food products are packed in heavily insulated boxes containing dry ice. While our packing materials will ensure your products arrive frozen, they also add to the cost of shipping for every box we use. To ensure you receive the most value for your shipping costs we have added a feature to our web site that allows you to monitor how many boxes will be needed for a frozen food shipment and what percentage of free space remains available. On the shopping cart, quote calculator and at the top right hand of every page on the website, you will notice a box icon with frozen food boxes filled/free space available information. These numbers reflect how much space your product will occupy in each box as well as how much free space remains available. Use this information to calculate how much of a particular product you may add to your frozen food order without requiring the use of an additional box.
It will always save you money when you reduce the amount of free space that remains available in your frozen food box. For example, an order consisting of 100 small fuzzy mice shipped to Florida would cost $70.00, that's about 70¢ per fuzzy (100 fuzzies @ 45¢ each = $45.00 plus $25.00 for shipping and handling). If you increase that order to 300 fuzzies (300 fuzzies @ 45¢ each = $135.00 plus $25.00 for shipping and handling) your new total cost is $160.00 making your new cost per fuzzy about 53¢, that is a 17¢ savings per fuzzy.
Other cost cutting ideas
By placing larger, less frequent orders and ordering quarterly as opposed to monthly, you may take advantage of our quantity discounts when available.
Please visit our site frequently and look for the "Hot Deal" icon. When we are offering an item at a reduced price, it is generally on sale until inventory has been reduced and then it will immediately return to its normal price.