I am thoroughly annoyed at Anthropologie's shipping charges. They calculate the charges based on the price of an item and not it's weight. A very backward system in my opinion. I guess they figure if you don't mind paying their prices for the clothes they might as well overcharge on the shipping too. Point in case: I ordered something from the website which had a shipping weight of 2lb (It said so on the box) and even that was an exaggeration. Since the price of the item was $145 the shipping charge ended up being $13. That's insane! I don't understand why stores like Gap, Ann Taylor, Loft, Banana Republic, Old Navy and many others can offer their customers standard $5 or $6 shipping with occasional Free Shipping promotions but Anthropologie feels above such practices? It's not enough that the clothes are overpriced, the shipping must be too?
Amazon ships everything for FREE! Overstock charges $2 on shipping. Need I go on?
I know Anthropologie is a niche store, but despite it's boutique appeal it is still a huge franchise and it wouldn't kill them to offer their customers compatible shipping rates. If other stores can do it, I don't see why Anthropologie can't.
To be fair, Anthropologie does a lot to endear itself to their customers. For instance, they have an amazing return policy and pretty good customer service. Still, it would be nice if there were no glitches in their appeal. Am I asking for too much?
Here is a chart of Anthropologie's shipping prices.