New Shipping Programs
Good Start is always focused on improving service levels, saving our clients money, and helping them run their businesses more efficiently. As part of this effort, we're happy to announce some new shipping methods and reduced rates.
Starting January 7, 2019, clients throughout the U.S. are receiving reduced ground shipping rates from our shipping suppliers. We've negotiated new rates which will save our clients between 6% - 11% over our 2018 rates. Most clients should see 6-9% decrease in shipping costs while clients in New England will see a 9-11% decrease.
We’ve just added Saturday ground delivery nationwide at no additional cost. This will give you additional time to order and still have your products before Monday of the following week.
Additionally, clients along the I-95 corridor from Portland ME to Virginia, and along I-90 from Boston to Buffalo will see savings of up to 25%. Clients who are eligible for these rates will see "Local Delivery" as the shipping option.
Flat Fee Unlimited
Our clients in the Bay Area can take advantage of local courier service at a flat $40 rate for unlimited cases. This option is available only for products warehoused in our Hayward CA warehouse. Look for items with the Flat Fee Unlimited logo to find out which products are eligible.
This option becomes cost-effective when buying at least six (6) cases of products. Our local courier can deliver next business day when your order is placed before 2:00 p.m. PT. Plan ahead and save!
If your order is eligible for Flat Fee Unlimited, you'll see an option for "Local Delivery" when checking out.
Next Day Shipping
We've expanded Next Day shipping in the northeast and mid-Atlantic as well as reduced costs up to 25%. Clients along the I-95 corridor from Portland to Virginia, and along I-90 from Boston to Buffalo can now receive Next Day shipping. be sure to place your order before 11:00 a.m. ET.
This option is only available for products warehoused in our east coast location, so look for the Next Day Shipping logo to find out which products are eligible.
Some of the cities covered include: Boston, Portland, Manchester NH, Providence, New York, Long Island, Albany, Baltimore, Hartford, Philadelphia, Lancaster PA, Newark, Rochester NY, Scranton, Syracuse, Washington D.C., Worcester MA, and Woodbridge VA.
If your order is eligible for Next Day Shipping, you'll see an option for "Local Delivery" when checking out.
Bay Area customers who are eligible for Flat Fee Unlimited also receive Next Day Shipping.
Mixed Product Freight Shipping
Shipping items through freight, rather than ground, can result in significant savings. Previously, freight shipping was only available for clients buying full pallets of the same product. Through a new partnership, we now provide freight shipping when buying a pallet of mixed products (typically at least $1500). Our below market freight rates are often 30-50% lower per item than Ground rates.
Freight shipping will show up as an option when you check out if your order is eligible. Plan ahead for your ordering and receive both our bulk rate discount and reduced freight costs. Bulk discounts are noted on each product.