My web store provider has added a new feature that I am trying. It allows automatic calculation of shipping charges based on your specific address and tool weight, rather than a flat shipping fee. This means that if you order a small or light item your shipping charge will be less than the flat shipping fee I previously used. The shipping charges are now calculated directly with the shipping carrier based on your address and the item weight and using my volume shipping discount, so you always get the best rate!
My free shipping offer when your order total meets the $299.00 threshold also remains unchanged -- once your order total meets or exceeds $299, the order ships free -- the only exceptions being the heavy and massive cast iron treadle tools and heavy machines. Over 95% of the tools I offer will qualify for free shipping once your order total hits $299 or more.