Post # 1
There are a lot of posts on different vendors to use for paper lanterns. Frankly, I have been avoiding buying them because there are so many options. I finally decided to sit down, pick one lantern size for comparison and price out all the sites you ladies recommended. Thought I’d share them with you. My conclusion is that Jade Time has by far the best prices and has some great reviews from the bees. Plus right now they have $10 off of orders of $100. Can’t beat it! These are prices for 16″ lanterns:
$1.63 http://www.paperlanternstore.com (same owner as previous site)
$2.19 http://www.save-on-crafts.com/ (packs of 10 at that price)
$1.55 http://www.jadetime.com/ ($10 off orders of $100)
** There were a lot of posts saying not to use http://www.infusecreativity.com
Hope I save someone some time by posting this 🙂
Post # 3
I’ll be placing my order in the next couple weeks so I’ll report back how the lanterns look.
Post # 4
@Maggeroni: Thanks for the post. I was feeling the same way.
Post # 5
Really helpful post. Thanks for taking the time.
Post # 7
Thanks for this! I was planning on ordering from paperlanternstore but now I’ll order from jade time!
Post # 8
Thanks for compiling a list, as I’ve been researching till my head is swimming! I just wanted to mention that the shipping at Jade Time seems to be MUCH higher than at Luna Bazaar and theirs are pretty reasonably priced as well. Of course if you’re looking at a huge quantity, (I’m not looking to order $100 worth) it might be the best way to go.
Post # 9
Thank you for posting this, awesome research! 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks so much for the list!!
Post # 11
We got ours from Asian Imports and they look great.
Post # 12
Thank you for posting this list it really helped. I’m going to go with Jadetime they have flat rate shipping to my state it’s only 9.95, that seems reasonable, plus the prices are low. For my order I figure I’m going to save about 10 bucks by going with them. Plus I called to ask them a question on the phone and they were really friendly. The person helped me figure out what would look good for the area I’m decorating. Belive it or not I told them I wanted 20 inch lanterns and they actually suggested that I should go with 16″ even though their cheaper (they didn’t try to upsell me) I appreciate that kind of honesty.
Post # 13
I ordered mine from paperlanternstore.com and received them super fast and they look great. I think I paid $9.95 for shipping, which did suck a little since I only ordered about $12 in lanterns. But whatever 🙂
Post # 14
Can anyone else confirm if they have flat shipping charge to all states?
I was getting ready to buy from paperlanternstore but my order was just short of the $100 (came to $82). I can either buy a few more to get to the free shipping minimum or I can go with Jade Time if shipping is indeed a flat charge there…..Thanks in advance!
Post # 15
Just FYI for anyone who is curious, I went through placing my order with jade time and as someone else has mentioned, for my state there was also a flat shipping fee of $9.95. I think it’s pretty safe to say if you live in continental US, you will only get charged $9.95 for shipping (my order was less than $100).