Shipping costs can be a major factor of your overall order total.
Unfortunately, it is a cost that has to be covered and there is no way around it. We do our best to keep our shipping costs down and we only charge you what it costs us to ship your order. We do not try and make any profit off of shipping.
Our Order Fulfillment Process and How to Save On Shipping
It is our goal to bring you one of the largest selections of marital arts products on the web, and this requires a huge amount of inventory. In order to offset this cost, many of the products we sell ship directly to you from the manufacture or authorized supplier.
This means that not all the products on our site ship from the same location, and depending on what you order you can be charged to ship mulitiple packages from multiple locations in single order.
We have put certain counter measures in place to help alleviate this problem, but if you do not know what to look for, you may not realize what is happening and think that our shipping costs are just crazy at times.
Our average shipping cost is around $12 - $15. If your shipping is much more than that, then there may be ways to lower it by following the steps below.
Here are a few best practices to keep in mind when ordering from us to get the most out of your hard earned dollars.
Make sure all the items you order ship from the same location
The short and simple answer is to make sure all the items that you order ship from the same location.
We have made this a fairly easy process for you. All of our product have the location that they ship from right under the product price. Look for where it says "Availability:".
See the image below and look for the yellow highlighted area.
Just make sure that all the items in your cart ship from the same location and you are set.
Stick to one brand
We sell many different brands on our site but there a few common brands that are seen in the martial arts industry that we sell, if you stick to that brand then you are pretty much guaranteed to have them all ship from the same location saving you from extra shipping costs.
Common Brands to stick to:
Order items that are located closer to you
The closer you are to where the product ships from, the less expensive it will be to ship to you and the faster it will arrive. Just keep this in mind when ordering and you can save a few bucks. It also helps for when you are in a rush and absolutely need an item by a certain date.
Our main warehouse locations:
- Philadelphia, PA - AWMA (ProForce Products)
- Rancho Cucamonga, CA - GTMA
- Sebastian, FL - Macho Martial Arts
- Lenexa, KS - Combat Sports
We understand that sometimes it is not possible to get all your items from one location.
We give you the lowest price we can on all our products, so even when you have to double up on the shipping, many times we still come out less expensive then other sites in the total.
We try and do our best to offer you a complete selection from each of our main suppliers. So in most cases, you can get everything you need from one location and not have to pay the extra shipping.