So, I have just completed my second order from vistaprint. So far I haven't received either order. BUT I will tell you this. WHY IS SHIPPING SO EXPENSIVE????
I ordered 500 postcards (our RSVP's), and they JUST got shipped because I choose the 21 day, $8 dollar option the first time around. THAT is a LONG time! But I am a cheapskate on a budget
Today I got bummed out for about five minutes by the fact that I haven't gotten many sub jobs since I finished my last long-term one. Then I started planning ways to get the word out that I was available to sub again. I recalled seeing in my last email update from vistaprint ("your order has shipped"), that they were having a deal on business cards. 250 for $3.99. So I designed them, thinking how smart I was to find such a good deal. And then I choked again on the shipping options. Because I needed the business cards sooner than 21 days. I choose the 7 days $13 dollar option. This is still cruddy (and by cruddy I mean slow and expensive). But I figure I won't get many jobs until after the WASL/new name "MSP" testing is done next week.
If you are looking to order in bulk for stuff online. I HIGHLY recommend costco though! When I needed double sided tape in bulk for my invites, I ordered ten rolls (the little dispenser guys) from costco on a Sunday and they arrived on Tuesday. FREEEEE SHIPPING!!!!!!! This made the cost of the tape way easier to handle (around $28 or so)
So.... mad props to Costco and Vistaprint... my orders had better being freakin CUTE!