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Vistaprint Free Shipping Coupons + Delivery Times, Cost, Where Do They Ship From? 2019

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Vistaprint free shipping, delivery costs, and speeds: If your printing order is time-sensitive, it’s important to know how much time it will take to process and deliver your order, and how much shipping will cost.

Should you save money with their free shipping coupon for new customers, or pay for expedited delivery and find a better promo code?

Here’s everything you need to know about Vistaprint shipping:

Free shipping, coupons | Shipping times | Shipping costs | Where they ship from


Vistaprint Free Shipping Coupons: (Sept. 2019)

Want your Vistaprint order to ship free? The good news is that if you are a new customer, there’s a free shipping coupon available if you spend over $50!

However, if you are an existing customer or placing a smaller order, it’s not easy to find a promo code for free shipping with no minimum. Here are Vistaprint’s free shipping offers, plus the top coupons today:

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    Ends 9/30/19

    Discount applies to any order + get free shipping on $50+

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    Ends 11/01/19

    Can't combine w/ free shipping code. View promo:

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    Ends 9/18/19

    + free shipping on business cards! Click to view sale:

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    Sept. 2019

    Up to a 50% discount and free delivery. View coupons:

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    Ends 10/01/19

    New customers only. $50 minimum. Get promo code:

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    Ends 10/01/19

    All customers. Good for larger orders. Get promo code:

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    Ends 10/01/19

    Includes premium, rounded corners, etc. Apply coupon: 

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    Ends 10/01/19

    No Minimum; any size order. Apply promo code: 


How Vistaprint Free Shipping Works:

how vistaprint free shipping works

Looking to get free shipping with Vistaprint? While Vistaprint used to give out free business cards and distribute promo codes for free shipping with no minimum purchase, they no longer offer either of these promotions. There are currently only four ways to get free shipping:

  1. Free Shipping on $50: The best deal for new customers is their offer for 20% off (no minimum) plus free shipping on $50+ orders. The 20% discount applies to all customers and any order, but the free delivery is reserved for new customers.
  2. Free Shipping promo code: When you click our featured promotion above, the promo code is applied. There may also be
  3. Seasonal promotions: When the Holiday printing season heats up in November, so does the competition for your printing business. Look for special codes that include free shipping on holidays like Black Friday, and Cyber Monday!
  4. Customer service may also issue unique free shipping codes to customers; often because of a complaint or issue with a previous order. These promo codes are for one-time use and are non-transferrable

You might find promo codes on coupon sites that promise free shipping on any order, but those codes are probably invalid if not for Cyber Monday.


Vistaprint Shipping Times:

How long your Vistaprint order takes to deliver depends mostly on the shipping method that you choose. Here’s a review of Vistaprint’s three shipping options with estimated delivery times:

Shipping Method:Shipping Speed:
EXPRESS:3 Business Days
STANDARD:5 Business Days
ECONOMY:8 Business Days

*If your order is placed after 6pm, the delivery time is calculated from the following day.

Tip: Delivery times include production time, including the amount of time it takes to process, print, dry, (ink) package and ship your order to you.

Once your order ships, Vistaprint will send you a shipment confirmation that includes both shipping method and estimated delivery date. Standard and rush shipping speeds will also include a tracking number.

• How long does free shipping take?

If you use a free shipping coupon, your order will be shipped at Vistaprint’s “economy” speed, taking approximately 8 business days. I’ve used their free shipping promotion twice, and for me (in Philadelphia) delivery took an average of 6 business days.

If you can’t wait 8 business days to get your order, I suggest not using the free shipping coupon. Instead, use a “percentage-off” and pay extra for expedited delivery.


*Some Products take Longer to Ship

While most products ship at the estimated times above, some products take longer to deliver. Here are some popular products that take longer to print and deliver:

  • Address Labels: 5-10 business days
  • Personal Checks: 5-8 business days
  • Bags: (totes, drawstring, messenger bags, etc) 9-11 business days
  • Promotional Products: (pens, embroidered clothing, USB flas drives, etc) 9-11 business days
  • Free samples: Sample kits take 10-14 business days

How Much Does Vistaprint Shipping Cost?

Vistaprint’s shipping fees are based on your order total and shipping method choice. Here are the costs for each shipping method:

Order Total:Economy:Standard:Express:
$0-20.00$4.99$6.99$19.99
$20.01-40.00$6.99$7.99$21.99
$40.01-100.00$7.99$8.99$23.99
$100+$9.99$12.99$24.99
Alaska & Hawaii:+ $3.00+ $10+ $15

*Related: Does Vistaprint Still Offer Free Business Cards?


Is the Free Shipping Code Best?

I hate paying for shipping. There’s nothing worse (yes, there is) than spending a half hour designing your business cards, only to realize that you have to pay Vistaprint’s exorbitant shipping cost.

For that reason, getting free delivery on your order seems great, right? Well, yes, but only if you are saving more with free shipping compared to their other discounts.

Their most popular deal is for 20% off + free shipping on $50+, (new customers) so let’s see how that promotion compares to others:

• Free shipping vs. 30% off Coupon: Which Is a Better Deal?

First, consider that you must spend $50+ to qualify for the free shipping promo. If you do, your savings from free delivery will be about $8. That’s at most a 16% savings.

No, add the 20% discount, and your total savings will be 36% on a $50 order, or about 30% on an $80 order.

That means if if you are a new customer and your order is between $50-80, the “free shipping” coupon is best.

However, let’s say you spend $150+. Now you are saving $10 on shipping, which equals only a 7% discount.

Combine it with the 20% off, and that deal saves you 27%. Is that still the best deal available? Sometimes, but only if a coupon for a higher percentage discount is not available!

Now, let’s talk about where your order is actually printed and shipped from:


Free Shipping With No Minimum?

Vistaprint used to offer a coupon code for free shipping on any order. However, when they introduced to 500 business cards for $10 deal, this was discontinued.

The only time I’ve seen free shipping without a minimum recently was for specific, more expensive products, like brochures. Otherwise, they would probably lose money by offering free shipping on small orders which can be relatively costly to ship.


Where Does Vistaprint Ship From?

warehouse where vistaprint ships from

Vistaprint is a Dutch company delivering to over 130 countries around the world. They have regional headquarters in Boston, MA, Barcelona, Span, and Sydney, and three shipping facilities for domestic (USA) and international orders.

Here’s where Vistaprint ships from:

  • Windsor, Ontario Canada (That’s across the river from Detroit, MI.) processes and ships all orders with North American addresses
  • The Venlo, Netherlands manufacturing facility handles all European / U.K. orders
  • The Victoria, Australia location delivers all Vistaprint orders to Australia

Conclusion:

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner you’ve no doubt used, or at least heard of Vistaprint. They have made a name for themselves catering to millions of Americans (and Vistaprint Canada!) who are looking for a lean and mean way to have marketing materials printed.

*Related: Shutterfly Shipping Time & Cost , How Much Is a WSJ Subscription?, plus, We Reviewed Easy Canvas Prints (Owned By Vistaprint)

So, If you’re on a tight budget, you’ll surely welcome the idea of having your printed materials shipped for free, in addition to any discount that you may be getting. Here are your best two options for getting your order shipped free from Vistaprint, (also listed above) but beware that they are shipped at 8-day “economy” speed.

Need coupons for custom printing? We have deals and free shipping codes for both Snapfish and Shutterfly.

Vistaprint posts some helpful tips for small business marketing from their youtube channel here.

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