Does free shipping influence your makeup purchases? I mean if you see some new makeup or beauty you really, really want but you have to pay for shipping do you decide not to buy it?
I get annoyed when I have to pay shipping for anything in all honesty. It doesn’t even have to be makeup just paying for shipping anything drives me bonkers. For example, I dislike shopping at Bath & Body Works because sales associates are so, terribly aggressive. But, shipping on their site sucks. They offer free shipping from time to time but it is rare. You have to pay for shipping on small orders, larger orders, and there’s not even a threshold to spend a certain amount for free shipping. Whether your order is $100 or $50 you’ll still have to pay anywhere from $5.99 to $8.99 for free shipping!
I do it because it is better than heading into the store but I still find it irritating. It’s funny as I’ll pay $40 for a new lipstick but charge me for shipping and I suddenly become the frugal gourmet.
Ulta is another great offender when it comes to shipping. First off, they use Smart Post to ship everything which is slow as hell! Secondly, it always arrives in really bad shape. Sometimes the box is slightly open, most times they include no extra padding. It’s like thee cheapest shipping available yet they charge me for it.
If I’m going to pay for shipping at least use UPS or Fedex. Smart Post is simply handed off to my local post office which is awful with packages.
If I could buy all my makeup and beauty off Amazon using Prime Shipping I’d do just that.
What about you?
Do you mind paying for shipping?
Does it influence your makeup purchases at all?
Honestly, if I have to pay for shipping for something I really want I likely will but I won’t like it that’s for sure 🙂