Vistaprint deliverly costs and speeds: If your printing order is time-sensitive, it’s important to know the how much time it will take to process and deliver your order, and how much shipping will cost.
Vistaprint shipping SPEEDS:
How long does shipping take? Here are Vistaprint’s estimated delivery times:
|Shipping Method:||Shipping Speed:|
|EXPRESS:||3 Business Days|
|STANDARD:||5 Business Days|
|ECONOMY:||8 Business Days|
*Delivery speeds include the amount of time it takes to process, print, dry, (ink) package and ship your order to you.
*If your order is placed after 6pm, the delivery time is calculated from the following day.
*Exceptions to these shipping times: While most products ship at the estimated times above, these products take longer to deliver:
- Address Labels: 5-10 business days
- Personal Checks: 5-8 business days
- Bags: (totes, drawstring, messenger bags, etc) 9-11 business days
- Promotional Products: (pens, embroidered clothing, USB flas drives, etc) 9-11 business days
- Free samples: Sample kits take 10-14 business days
Vistaprint shipping COSTS:
How much does Vistaprint shipping cost? Here are the costs for each shipping option:
|Alaska & Hawaii Surcharge:||+ $3.00||+ $10||+ $15|
Where does vistaprint ship from?
- Vistaprint orders for North America ship from Windsor, Ontario Canada. (That’s across the river from Detroit, MI.)
- European / U.K. orders are shipped from Venlo, The Netherlands
- Orders to Australia are shipped from their printing facility in Deer Park, Australia.
How long does “free shipping” take?
Their free shipping is usually at “economy” speed, which takes about 8 business days.
A word about shipping speeds:
I have personally used their “free” or “economy” speed shipping several times and it has never taken more than 6 business days, but the shipping time depends on your location.
Also, I think Vistaprint would rather you be pleasantly surprised at getting your order a day or two early than have customer service answer thousands of complaints that their orders were late!
Vistaprint Free Shipping Promotions:
Finding the best coupon for your unique order might involve comparing coupons, but here are the promotions usually available from Vistaprint that include free delivery:
I Love the Smell of Free Shipping in the Morning!
If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner you’ve no doubt used, or at least heard of Vistaprint. They have made a name for themselves catering to millions of Americans (and Vistaprint Canada!) who are looking for a lean and mean way to have marketing materials printed.
So, If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll surely welcome the idea of having your printed materials shipped for free, in addition to any discount that you may be getting. Here are your best two options for getting your order shipped free from Vistaprint, (also listed above) but beware that they are shipped at 8-day “economy” speed.
New Customer Promotion: 20% Discount + Free Shipping on $50+ Orders
8-day economy shipping? Not so speedy!
Online retailers covet new customers. In fact, they are willing to take a loss in the short term if it means a long term source of revenue.
This is really the idea behind cheap printers and razors for shaving. Companies are willing to sell you these items for less than they cost to produce because your value as a repeat customer is much larger. Using printers as an example, you probably will spend several times more on replacement ink over the years than you paid for the printer.
This is also why Vistaprint reserves their best promotions for first-time customers. In fact, they have an ongoing promotion for 20% off plus free shipping with code: FIRSTORDER (no relation to the evil First Order from Star Wars!) with the goal of acquiring new customers. After your first positive experience, they hope you’ll place many more orders in the future.
Free Shipping for Existing Customers?
Free shipping for existing customers is rare, so, if you have a Vistaprint account, you won’t be eligible for most free shipping promotions. However, if getting free delivery from Vistaprint is your highest priority, you still might be in luck.
As I write this there is a rare promo code (with an expiration at the end of the month) that gives existing customers free economy shipping on orders with a $50 minimum. Click here for the latest promo code.
You’ll definitely want to compare your order total from this code against at least one other, as you might find that this week’s deals ultimately get you a better price.
Is free shipping with no minimum order available?
No, free delivery with no minimum order is usually not available. Back in the days when Vistaprint offered free business cards, they also had an occasional deal for free shipping with no minimum, but I haven’t seen it in ages. Usually the minimum order has to exceed $50 to ship free.
Remember, free delivery might not be the best discount
Before placing any order at vistaprint.com, compare at least a couple of different promotions, as the extra minute of due diligence might save you a few dollars or more at checkout!
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