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How to save on shipping when you buy beauty products direct from Korea?

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To get our favorite K-beauty products sometimes we have to either pay more locally. Sometimes we may decide to buy directly from Korea because that’s only where we can find the product or the item price is much more attractive in Korea. If you don’t factor in your shipping costs to your equation, then you may realize later you are paying a whole lot more than what you were planning to do. A few dollars per item and can add up really quickly.Stylekorean (https://www.stylekorean.com/) does a really good job here by separating the product cost vs shipping, making it very transparent for all customers to see what is the final checkout price that they will be paying.This affects those who does big hauls (yes I am talking about you and me).Let’s look at a couple examples of how they calculate shipping that will end up saving us money.
ProductQuantityProduct PriceShipping FeeTotal cost
When you buy Missha M perfect Covering BB Cream No.21 50ml at STYLEKOREAN
1
$5.99         + $6.27 = $12.26
2
$11.98       + $8.91 = $20.89
3
$17.97       + $8.91 = $26.88
4
$23.96       + $8.91 = $32.87
5
$29.95     + $12.92 = $42.87

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(prices as of 2015)

 

ProductQuantityProduct PriceShipping FeeTotal cost
When you buy
Innisfree Green tea seed serum 80m
at STYLEKOREAN
1
$16.45     + $6.27 = $22.72
2
$32.90     + $8.91 = $41.81
3
$49.35     + $8.91 = $58.26
4
$65.80    + $12.92 = $78.72
5
$82.25    + $12.92 = $95.17

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They also have a 72-hour commitment for shipping out your order. That means even out of stock items they will try to find a way to ship your products within 3 business days. 

And for in-stock items you are talking about 24 hours.  This is even better than what Amazon can promise these days. And you know the feeling when you just run out of one of your staples in your beauty routine, or when you have just read out a new item that you want to get your hands ASAP, with this kind of shipping commitment, it’s ok to go with the option to buy directly from Korea regardless of where you are in the world. 

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