NEW from the U.S. Mint!
The United States Mint is offering free standard shipping and will reduce its “expedited” shipping fee by $4.95 on all domestic Web orders placed during the period of July 26 at 9 a.m. ET through September 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. ET.
Free standard shipping during this period applies only to orders placed on the website catalog normally carrying a standard shipping fee of $4.95 or an expedited shipping fee of $12.95 (+ $4.95). (Customers will still be charged $12.95 for expedited shipping.) Free standard shipping will also be offered for subscription orders generated during the promotional period. The free standard shipping promotion does not apply to international shipments, including those to Canada.
The Web-only promotion is designed to encourage our customers to purchase products online and may recur in future promotions. Ordering online is easy, safe and secure. The Mint wants to encourage more Web-based sales to enhance the overall customer experience as it continues to develop a new, comprehensive, state-of-the-art order management system.
In August the Mint will launch redesigned and simplified shopping cart Web pages to make it easier for shoppers to complete the checkout process. The free standard shipping promotional window will be the ideal opportunity for customers to try out this updated feature.
The Website and Shopping Cart Improvement Project began last September. Improvements have included an integrated global navigation, easy-to-read product pages with more images, site and product search improvements and much more. See our Web site for more details: http://www.usmint.gov/