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Eagan, Minn. – Capitol, the national distributor for residential systems contractors, retailers and pro A/V contractors, is introducing a three-tiered, no-hassle program of free shipping.
The effort, which goes into effect Aug. 5, was designed to provide free shipping for all but the smallest orders “and with the least amount of hassle,” the distributor said.
The tiers include:
* free parcel ground freight for any online order with in-stock product of $99 or more;
* free parcel ground freight for any order with in-stock product of $900 or more and ordered via phone, fax or email; and
* free or reduced standard ground service for any order with Energy Star-rated TV product that requires shipment via truck.
“There’s no doubt that that increasing fuel costs and related expenses are affecting shipping costs for everybody, from manufacturers to distributors and dealers,” said Curt Hayes, Capitol’s president/chief financial officer. “But that won’t stop us from developing programs that eliminate these expenses without affecting our unshakable commitment to providing the best shipping options in the business.”
Capitol’s assortment includes home theater, phones, integrated home systems and commercial A/V products. The new freight program applies to shipments in the lower 48 states and to customers’ primary business locations only.
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