The United States has a long tradition of making jewelry affordable, but a new trend has taken the American market by storm.
For the first time in decades, some sites like Etsy and etsy.com have made jewelry available for free shipping.
If you shop online and want a specific item for your wedding, you can choose to get it for free.
“You get the item you want for free, you don’t have to spend a dime,” said Kelly Stump, owner of Stump & Sons, a wedding venue in San Diego, California.
“When you get an item, it’s just a gift, it doesn’t cost anything, and it’s always something you can wear.”
Some sites, like Etsy, even provide links to a “free shipping” page on their sites, which may include a small coupon code.
Etsy, for example, says that the discount code for the “Free Shipping” discount is: MANDATE.
“For this coupon code, I will ship the items for free for the next 30 days,” the page says.
It also says that it will be refunded for the items returned to you, and that “we will give you a full refund if you do not use this coupon.
We’ll be contacting you once you receive your items.”
Stump said that she and her team of bridesmaids have been using Etsy for years and have never had to worry about the hassle of shipping an item or having to ship a gift to the brides.
She said that they have received many emails from customers who have asked for a discount on wedding bands, but she was surprised to hear of the trend.
“I thought, ‘I think this is a trend that people are taking seriously,'” she said.
Etsy says that customers who place an order can get their orders shipped free within 24 hours.
“All we ask for is a credit card or PayPal account,” Etsy says on its FAQ page.
“If you use PayPal, you must include the credit card and the shipping address that Etsy will send your items to, as well as the address on Etsy where you will be placing the order.
For credit card orders, Etsy will be required to provide the credit or debit card information to Etsy to process the payment.”
Stamp said that even though the company has never required customers to pay for items, she would like to see the company make a push to include an option to do so.
“My hope is that it becomes a regular feature,” she said, “where it’s available for people to choose to pay.”
Stuck in a wedding dress in the bride and groom suite at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, Ira Tung of Los Angeles said that the company did not give him any way to pay.
“It was really annoying because they told me I had to pay a $50 service fee for shipping and handling, which was just ridiculous,” Tung said.
“They’re just not offering anything that people can afford.”
When I asked about the policy, Tung was told that Etsy did not have a way to charge customers for items that were ordered, which he said is a little disappointing.
“A lot of people have families and jobs and stuff,” he said.
He added that his family is paying for wedding bands and other wedding gifts, so he doesn’t mind if he has to pay extra.
“But if I can get a free shipping coupon, I’d love to pay nothing for the wedding bands,” he told me.
Stump told me that Etsy offers a free trial to customers who sign up for a free account.
“We have over 30,000 customers, and they come in every single day and use the site,” she told me, “and they pay $30 or $40 a month.
They use the service, and the coupon is applied on the first day, and then it’s applied every day.”
I asked if they have a process to help people with large wedding orders.
“Absolutely,” Stump responded.
“That’s why we have the free trial.
We have a very high churn rate, so we need to get as many people as possible through the free account.”
I also asked Stump about whether Etsy offered refunds to customers that choose to ship to other countries.
“The only time we would do that is if it was an item that you would need to ship back to us, or if the item was going to be damaged,” she answered.
“There is no reason for us to ship an item to a different country if you have a refund for it.
We will just ship it back to you and give you credit for it, if that’s what you want.”
Stumped said that most of the time, Etsy takes a refund of the shipping charges and charges the shipping company to ship the item.
“Most of the times, we will get a refund from the shipping service,” she explained.
“Sometimes it’s for a small amount of money,