August 14, 2019 Shipping Policy Change Announcement
To our Valued Dealers and Customers,
We have been very fortunate to be able to grow our business and have been able to keep our prices the same as when we first introduced our product lines around 5 years ago. We have absorbed numerous price increases in just about every single category, from aluminum costs to nuts and bolts.
We have also been able to negotiate better pricing on shipping costs as well. But our biggest hurdle has always been shipping costs. We have reviewed our product line and our costs and have decided to increase the prices on our products to cover most of the shipping costs and in turn, you the customer, now have a flat price that includes shipping to your local dealer within the lower 48 states.
Our flat rate pricing also applies to residential drop shipping for standard plate systems such as those for 4Runners, Tacomas, and Jeeps that fit in regular ground parcel boxes.
Our flat rate pricing also applies to oversized plates and standard sized Modules shipping to a commercial address that has a loading dock or a forklift available for unloading. Lift gate service at a commercial destination is not provided without prior approval due to the costs associated. Those costs will be passed onto the end purchaser prior to scheduling the shipment (or in the event of a charge-back by the LTL Fright Carrier).
LTL Truck Freight is required to ship Goose Gear oversized Plate Systems, CampKitchen, IceBox, or Drawer Modules. LTL Truck Freight shipping to a residential address is not included in our "flat price including shipping" policy. LTL Truck Freight to a residence will incur a $50.00 per module and/or plate item to cover the additional residential freight expenses.
The flat rate pricing does not apply to camper interior components such as modules, plates, seating and the likes for camper systems such as Alu-Cab, AT Overland, GFC, Vagabond and Fifty Ten. These items are quoted on a case by case basis as they require additional crating services and truck freight, loading docks and/or forklift service.
All shipments outside of the lower 48 US States will still require custom shipping quotes.
We believe that this policy for residential drop-shipments will allow our team to continue to affordably offer the highest caliber of products that our customers have come to enjoy from Goose Gear. We hold our relationships with dealers and customers in the highest regard, and we are committed to providing the best possible service.