Golden Apple Comics Combined Shipping And In-Store Pick-Up Guide
Golden Apple Comics offers buyers a combined shipping cost option across multiple orders. Our combined shipping option allows you to add additional orders with free shipping.
How do buyers access Golden Apple Comics combined shipping? It's simple. Just check the "In-Store Pick-Up and Combined Shipping Option" when you are in the shopping cart. Checking this box adds a product to your cart called "In Store Pick Up". This product will allow you to access the menu for both options. If it is removed from the cart you may not be able to access the options. When you are on the shipping page just select the option you want.
How does Golden Apple Comics combined shipping work? You pay our standard shipping on your first order. On orders after that you can select our combined shipping option to combine your orders and get free shipping.
When you select combined shipping, shipping times will vary based on the number of books, the final release date for an order, and frequency of orders.
Will a shipping charge be assessed for each shipment? Yes, but we do waive shipping charges at our discretion based on purchases that would qualify for free shipping. For example, many orders over $100 qualify for free shipping. For single orders under $100, standard shipping rates will apply.
Here’s an example: The buyer places 1 order with a single shipping charge. The order contains books to be released 4 weeks from the purchase date. The buyer adds an additional order with more books to be released around the same time period as the previous order. Once all of the books are available, this order will ship.
Adding to the example above, the buyer places a third order with books coming out 6 weeks from the purchase date. Then the buyer places a fourth order 8 weeks out and a fifth order 10 weeks out. In this case we might split the shipments. The first shipment would be sent after 4 weeks, the second after 10 weeks.
Sometimes single orders contain books released on multiple dates. We may split and partially fulfill these orders.
Here’s an example: The buyer makes 4 orders for 100 books total. Each order contains books released over a 3-month period:
- Order 1 contains books released on 10/31/2018, 12/5/2018, 12/12/2018, 01/09/2019, and 01/30/2019
- Order 2 contains books released on 10/31/2018, 11/14/2018, 11/21/2018, 12/12/2018, and 12/19/2018
- Order 3 contains books released on 11/07/2018
- Order 4 contains books released on 10/31/2018, 12/12/2018, and 01/30/2019
In this example, let’s say the orders would qualify for free shipping on 2 packages. We might split these 4 orders up so that the first package ships on 12/12/2018 and the second package ships on 01/30/2019. If the buyer keeps adding orders, we will ship at regular intervals based on the number of books ordered.
Using the same example, let’s say the buyer does not qualify for free shipping on each shipment and pays for shipping on all 4 orders. We may still partially fulfill these orders at our discretion to get the buyer more books sooner. Rather than having the buyer wait for all of the books contained in order 1, we would ship available books from orders 1, 2, 3, and 4 on 11/07, make a second shipment on 12/19, and a third shipment on 01/30. A partial refund on shipping may also apply if the orders qualify.
If you are using our combined shipping but need some of the books sooner than the next package would be sent, you can pay an additional shipping charge and we will add another package.
When will in store pick up orders be available? In most cases they are available with in 24 - 48 hrs of fulfillment. We will email you and let you know when we are preparing to drop the orders off. Weekly new releases will be dropped off on the week of release on Wednesday. We will partially fulfill your in-store pick-ups so you do not need to wait for the entire order to be available to receive items from your order.
Any exceptions to the shipping policy stated? Free and flat rate shipping options are not valid for orders placed after FOC for in stock items that we determine are solely for the purpose of speculation or resale. Purchases of 3 or more copies of the same book after FOC may be subject to full shipping charges and/or cancellations. Orders placed prior to FOC for multiple copies are not subject to this.