As we look toward the future at StandOut Stickers we look for ways of reducing our carbon footprint. Being a mostly online company requires the majority of our orders to be shipped via ground or air delivery and these services all come at a “carbon cost”. The pollution generated by the shipping industry in general is getting more and more scrutiny and for good reason. While we all rely on shipping services to operate in the modern world, we must do better when it comes to the environmental impact of these conveniences. That is why we’re excited to announce that we have made all UPS shipments carbon neutral through the UPS carbon neutral program at no additional cost to our customers at StandOut Stickers and Pure Buttons
What makes a shipment carbon neutral? Each package that is shipped has an environmental “carbon cost” that varies based on the weight and size of the box, the destination distance, and the method of transit: air, boat, truck or rail. This carbon cost can then be effectively offset and made “net zero” with investments in projects like tree planting, rainforest preservation, carbon capture, and green energy projects. The UPS carbon neutral program invests in a variety of carbon credits to offset the carbon cost of shipping these packages. The program is certified with the CarbonNeutral Protocol by Natural Capital Partners and verified by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS).
How can I choose carbon neutral shipping? During checkout, look for this 🌱 seedling emoji. We have labeled our UPS carbon neutral options with this to make them easy to spot. All of our UPS shipping options will be sent carbon neutral from now on. And remember, this is a program we are investing in outside of standard shipping costs. This service is offered at no additional cost to our customers.
Can I get free carbon neutral shipping? Our FREESHIP code is valid on orders over $25 shipped to the contiguous USA. The way the code is programmed, it gives customers the cheapest shipping option for “free” and then reduces the cost of all other shipping options by that same dollar amount. Sometimes on larger orders, UPS is cheaper than USPS, so it would be the free option. In other scenarios where the USPS option is cheapest, you can still enjoy UPS carbon neutral shipping at a reduced cost with this coupon code.
Unfortunately USPS does not offer a carbon neutral option yet. Once they do, we will be sure to offer it. For now, you must choose a UPS shipping option to get carbon neutral shipping.
Thanks for helping us reduce our carbon footprint by choosing UPS carbon neutral shipping!
Last Modified: May 5th, 2022