Mixbook - the good, the bad, and the ugly
My boys LOVE the Shutterfly books I've made in the past, but they were too pricey for a whole team of 61 kiddos. We started hunting around for a small version that was affordable and stumbled upon a company named Mixbook that had 4x6 soft cover mini-albums for $6.99. Now this is doable!
So, let's see...we've got price, page arrangement features, and lots of pages under the "Good" column.
The pictures came out crisp and clear, and it's a cute little size. Also "Good".
My order of 60+ books came 10 days before they were scheduled! Good, good, good! Thank goodness I didn't buck up the extra $35 they were asking for to rush delivery!
The "Bad and the Ugly" falls all on the shoulders of shipping prices. Here is the 5 lb. box that measures, 9x5x6 inches that arrived today. What would you imagine a box this size would cost to ship? Well, I ship my 12 lb. frame boxes that measure 22x22x4 inches every week for around $15.00
Mixbook charged me $92.90 to ship this tiny box from California to Pennsylvania! I contacted the customer service department to question the shipping price and they referred me to the shipping charges explanation page of their website. I checked it and sure enough, it was calculated properly according to their policy. Too bad I didn't think to check that page BEFORE making the albums. It wasn't until I'd added everything to my cart and did a double take at the shipping charge that I investigated. It never would have occurred to me that one small box of albums shipped all together would run almost $100 to ship. So, shame on me?
Since I had already spent weeks arranging photos in 60+ photo books, I worked it out to pay their exorbitant shipping charges...very grudgingly.
So, yes, I got ripped off on shipping charges and Mixbook is dancing their way to the bank with $92.90 from our non-profit wrestling team of kids aged K-6 but I have tiny memory books to help the boys (and one girl!) remember wrestling season 2012-13. Thank goodness I was able to find a coupon online to help absorb some of the shipping costs!
**Obviously I wasn't paid or compensated in any way to write this review for Mixbook.**