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UPDATE-Previous Beija Flor Naturals Purchasers, is this shipping out of line?

Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
Or is it just me? I don't do a ton of online shopping all the time, but this shipping just seemed a little much to me. I went to their site, have the 8oz Creme Brulee and 8oz Hemp Buttercream in my cart, and shipping to VA comes up $7.90. Had more in my cart before, the 16oz Brulee,8oz Buttercream, and 4oz pomade and shipping was almost $14. I contacted the owner over etsy and she replied:

"The website has been keeping us very busy and we haven't had the time to re-stock the most popular products on etsy. $13 in shipping for $50 of items is about what it costs us to ship, and is well below the shipping rate of other online retailers. We use flat rate shipping and also factor in the cost of materials depending on the size of the item. Feel free to send a message if you have any other questions."

This is my 1st time trying to order from them, just wanted to know if this price for shipping was normal for them, could have sworn thier flat rate shipping was $2.50. And maybe im spoiled by Aveyou, but shipping for just those items seems high to me. Sorry for the novel ladies, just wanted others who have ordered from them to chime in, I really want to try their stuff but the shipping is kind of yuck.
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  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Posts: 2,747Registered Users
    Or is it just me? I don't do a ton of online shopping all the time, but this shipping just seemed a little much to me. I went to their site, have the 8oz Creme Brulee and 8oz Hemp Buttercream in my cart, and shipping to VA comes up $7.90. Had more in my cart before, the 16oz Brulee,8oz Buttercream, and 4oz pomade and shipping was almost $14. I contacted the owner over etsy and she replied:

    "The website has been keeping us very busy and we haven't had the time to re-stock the most popular products on etsy. $13 in shipping for $50 of items is about what it costs us to ship, and is well below the shipping rate of other online retailers. We use flat rate shipping and also factor in the cost of materials depending on the size of the item. Feel free to send a message if you have any other questions."

    This is my 1st time trying to order from them, just wanted to know if this price for shipping was normal for them, could have sworn thier flat rate shipping was $2.50. And maybe im spoiled by Aveyou, but shipping for just those items seems high to me. Sorry for the novel ladies, just wanted others who have ordered from them to chime in, I really want to try their stuff but the shipping is kind of yuck.

    I just looked at my order from June 28 and my shipping for 8oz creme brulee and 8oz hempseed buttercream was $6.98. If im not mistaken it is coming from CA so I imagine that is compareable to other companies.
    **sophisticated ignorance, I type my cuss words in cursive**

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  • coilynappcoilynapp Posts: 4,233Registered Users
    That shipping sounds reasonable.

    The reason why bigger companies can offer cheaper shipping is because they get bigger discounts because they ship more--so they can pass their savings on to you.
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  • Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
    Oh ok, thanks so much ladies, I just wanted to make sure it was on the up and up, my soon-to be broke grad student self was giving a major side-eye lol. And that makes sense about the larger company scenario coilynapp, I think I will bite the bullet and order.
    Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
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  • Chicago KinksChicago Kinks Posts: 2,747Registered Users
    Oh ok, thanks so much ladies, I just wanted to make sure it was on the up and up, my soon-to be broke grad student self was giving a major side-eye lol. And that makes sense about the larger company scenario coilynapp, I think I will bite the bullet and order.

    :blob3::blob3: You won't be disappointed. My hair loves her stuff.
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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    She takes forever but its totally worth it! Hang in there!
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  • Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
    Yay thanks ladies im excited! I kinda wish I would have purchased the 16oz brulee in case I love it, but I can hold out until BF if I do. Tomorrow marks 2 weeks so I hope there's a box waiting for me when I get off :)
    Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
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  • Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
    Well ladies, it turns out I won't be trying this stuff for awhile. I sent her an etsy convo today about shipping and she said my stuff shipped to some random place in Washington state on last tuesday! Ummm, I live on the east coast. She said she sent it to the address on my paypal account, not my current location. Huh??? I told her in no way, on my receipt or anywhere, was any address even close to the one she said she sent my items to. She offered to resend the items or issue me a full refund and even though I was beyond super excited to try her products, probably more than any line in recent memory, I decided to just get the refund because I was just irritated by the whole thing. She was overall friendly in her correspondence, so I may give her another shot down the road, I don't know for sure, but it will be awhile and definitely only through a sale.
    Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
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  • KeepitNaturalKeepitNatural Posts: 95Registered Users
    Well ladies, it turns out I won't be trying this stuff for awhile. I sent her an etsy convo today about shipping and she said my stuff shipped to some random place in Washington state on last tuesday! Ummm, I live on the east coast. She said she sent it to the address on my paypal account, not my current location. Huh??? I told her in no way, on my receipt or anywhere, was any address even close to the one she said she sent my items to. She offered to resend the items or issue me a full refund and even though I was beyond super excited to try her products, probably more than any line in recent memory, I decided to just get the refund because I was just irritated by the whole thing. She was overall friendly in her correspondence, so I may give her another shot down the road, I don't know for sure, but it will be awhile and definitely only through a sale.

    Oooooh wow! I sent her an email today but I haven't got a reply yet.
  • Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
    KeepitNatural Yeah she was pretty fast to reply when I talked to her on etsy, even though she said the best way to contact her was through the email on her site.
    Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
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  • KeepitNaturalKeepitNatural Posts: 95Registered Users
    I still haven't got my order. I really hope this stuff is worth it.
  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Posts: 301Registered Users
    Wow, sorry you guys are having a bad experience. I don't remember my shipping taking forever.. I wasn't really paying attention to it. The products really are fantastic. (Creme Brulee and Hemp Buttercreme). Hope you guys get some satisfaction.
  • KeepitNaturalKeepitNatural Posts: 95Registered Users
    Well, I just got a shipping notice!
  • PinkllSugarPinkllSugar Posts: 259Registered Users
    I've only ordered from them once. I placed my order 6/30 and recieved it 7/18. They sent me an email saying "Items typically take 5-7 days to ship
    although it can take up to 2 weeks due to the handmade/custom made nature of the items."
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    From what I've heard she makes batches of a few things at a time and ships them once she has enough orders to make a batch.

    She sends out tweets when she has something ready to go so people can place an order and I've noticed she's placed a "Ships Within 48 hours" button on her items list.
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  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Posts: 301Registered Users
    I already want more Hemp Buttercreme in the Brown Sugar and Fig scent... that stuff is SOOO GOOD. Extremely moisturizing. VERY. And GREAT for twists. Insane twist out moisture and definition (I've only twisted out my bangs...)
  • KeepitNaturalKeepitNatural Posts: 95Registered Users
    I already want more Hemp Buttercreme in the Brown Sugar and Fig scent... that stuff is SOOO GOOD. Extremely moisturizing. VERY. And GREAT for twists. Insane twist out moisture and definition (I've only twisted out my bangs...)

    What did you use with it?
  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Posts: 301Registered Users
    On an old wash n go that was styled with EcoStyler Olive Oil gel
  • Jo SomebodyJo Somebody Posts: 1,578Registered Users
    *backs slowly away...*
    I already want more Hemp Buttercreme in the Brown Sugar and Fig scent... that stuff is SOOO GOOD. Extremely moisturizing. VERY. And GREAT for twists. Insane twist out moisture and definition (I've only twisted out my bangs...)

    *comes running back with credit card details!*
    My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse. :happy6:

    Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with! :love8:
  • KeepitNaturalKeepitNatural Posts: 95Registered Users
    She is very sweet and I like her customer service. I just hope I like her products :D
  • Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
    Even though I was irritated with how things went down with my order, if she has an awesome BF sale then i'll give them another shot, and my order better be delivered to the right damn state this time lol. This is the product line that i've been most excited to try, but if I have issues next time i'll just have to leave 'em alone.
    Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
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  • ReekyReeky Posts: 1,323Registered Users
    I ordered from her long ago.. on the fence if I will again. I remember my products took two weeks (umm no, were both in CA and it wasnt after a big sale). After about ten days I emailed her and she gave me that same generic message saying it was handmade but mailed it out the next day. I feel like if she could make and ship it that quick after the email than she could have done that when I first placed my order. BUT, she was nice about it so she gets a little pass.. if that counts lol
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  • Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
    @Reeky-Yeah, two weeks in the same state makes no sense, you shoulda had your products sooner! I gave her two weeks, and I had no notice or anything with updates, and I didn't really like that I had to contact her first. She was nice for the most part, though did'nt really seem all that apologetic that she sent my stuff to the wrong person, but I did appreciate that she fixed the problem really quickly. I really wanted my stuff lol, so im hoping it goes well the second time around.
    Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
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  • KeepitNaturalKeepitNatural Posts: 95Registered Users
    Love..love the creme brûlée!!!

    It's smells good but it's toooooo overbearing. I will probably order unscented next time.
  • KeepitNaturalKeepitNatural Posts: 95Registered Users
    I have a headache now :(
  • Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
    @ KeepitNatural - Oh no, I heard it smelled like cinnamon buns which I was happy about, but even a good scent thats overbearing can be a bit much :(
    Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
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  • KeepitNaturalKeepitNatural Posts: 95Registered Users
    @ KeepitNatural - Oh no, I heard it smelled like cinnamon buns which I was happy about, but even a good scent thats overbearing can be a bit much :(

    It does smell like cinnamon. My daughter asked if she could eat it :D It took me like 3 hours to twist her hair and half way through I got a headache. Her twist are really soft and shiny. A little goes a long way. I used it alone, which is a plus!
  • Ashkins1118Ashkins1118 Posts: 786Registered Users
    @ KeepitNatural (I need to play around with this quotes thingy and figure it out one of these days foreal lol) awww that's so cute : ) You had it kind of in your face doing her hair for so long! One product and you got those results? Yeah, im gonna have to bite the bullet and get some next month and hope there aren't any shananigans like last time because I still really want to try it lol.
    Super Thick corkscrews and waves. LOVE Elucence MBC, Giovanni 50/50 condish, Qhemet Products, V05 Calming Chamomile Tea Therapy condish, Jessicurl WDT. These are my official HG's that I love oh so much
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  • FancyNapsFancyNaps Posts: 1Registered Users
    WORST DELIVERY EVER!! I ordered some of these products since December 15 and I have yet to receive them and I never get any responses in emails!
  • AllieCat0817AllieCat0817 Posts: 301Registered Users
    That sucks! Ive purchased twice so far. The Creme Brulee is an absolute staple. I use it to moisturize every single night and will need to reup in the next month..


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