From the response to this policy, we have determined the market prefers that we cover this cost internally and not charge a freight surcharge on pre-paid orders. Effective July 1, 2008, we will discontinue the $10 surcharge on prepaid orders.
We will help defray these surcharges by shipping more efficiently and establishing the prepaid order value of $1100 net from the current $900, effective July 1, 2008. This is the first change in the pre-paid order level in three years.
Minimum prepaid freight charges to Pemko have now reached $110 including a fuel surcharge that has increased 25% since the first of the year. With more Pemko products from our wide range of top quality door hardware on your pre-paid order of $1100, we can be more efficient with the minimum freight charge. On orders not meeting prepaid freight levels, UPS and FedEx have increased their surcharges equaling about 50 cents per carton and this charge is paid to the carriers. The truck freight minimum charges are $110.00 with the exception of in-state California freight charges of $85.00.
By consolidating projects and stock orders as well as maximizing all the Pemko product lines on each purchase order, we can work together to make all of our businesses more profitable.
Thank you for your business and support of Pemko Manufacturing Company!