(Closed) wedding photography asking for shipping

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
Hostess
23607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I did not have this happen.  Our photographer shipped us everything, but never asked us to cover shipping! Was this in your contract anywhere by any chance?

Post # 5
Member
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I think this is probably not the norm, but it’s not unreasonable. As for the cost, I’m not sure what kind of album you are getting, but if it’s one of those nice hard page flush mount ones, then that is heavy and shipping it and packaging it to keep it safe will cost money. Plus, there are handling fees involved. She has to take her time and effort to ship them since you aren’t picking them up.

Post # 6
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@mrsSonthebeach:  Yes.

 

I dont charge to ship photos but I may for a high end album, they are heavy so it wont be cheap to ship. I havent had to yet because they pick up..

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It actually costs me $50 to ship an album with insurance, but I would never ask the client to pay that. Talk about nickel and diming!

Post # 8
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344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I build it in to the cost of my packages. 30 albums times 30$ shipping is almost $1000.00. It adds up. Was the album in your package or an add on? 

Post # 9
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1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Yeah it can easily cost that much or more to ship an album.  We don’t personally charge for shipping, but the amount is not unrealistic.

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