Saturday, October 15, 2011

Well, it's over

I have been dumped, painfully, through email. It was one of those, "it's not you, it's me," situations. I woke up the other morning at four am to get ready for work and I had an email waiting for me on my blackberry. I opened it and read the entire thing through my stinging, sleep deprived eyes. I nearly cried. well.ca has decided to start charging thirty dollars for shipping to remote locations.

I am not the only person taking this badly, apparently half of the staff at Northmart were equally as heart broken. I have been recommending well.ca to everyone since the first time I put in an order. They pack and ship orders quickly, they have decent prices and the best part of it all was that they offered free shipping. When I need something for my house, I use costco.ca for their free shipping and when I need personal items I use well.

The email made so much sense, Ali, the CEO and founder of well, explained openly that they did not want to have to implement a shipping fee. It was simply too expensive for them to send our products to us, often times they were spending more on shipping than they were making in sales. It was mentioned that a long time employee of theirs had recently moved to Iqaluit and was looking for a solution to our problem. They are also attempting to find support from our Government.

Alas, these long distance relationships never seem to work. They say it takes half the time you're with someone to get over them once it has ended. This will sting until I leave the North. Shopping for shampoo just got a whole lot more depressing. I cannot believe that it's really over.

http://www.well.ca/

4 comments:

smitten kitten said...

I got that same email, I am absolutely heartbroken over this. Hopefully they will throw us a free shipping promo here and there. Did they give you any coupon codes for your next order?

Anonymous said...

get all your friends to order at the same time, get the one $30 fee and split it amongst you. Don't forget too, your mom is coming in December. Give her your shampoo list etc. Her added $20 fee for a second bag at the airport(and it can be a big bag) is cheaper than $30 fee that company is charging you...and another idea is to put on one of your blogs the products you use and let people send them as gifts. Christmas is coming you know ;)

Lisa said...

Guys There is another Online Store which charges a flat fee of $4.99 for orders under $49 for Ontario and Quebec, and $9.95 for all other provinces.

its myessentials.ca. They have clearance Sale on... HaPpY sHoPpInG...

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