Cake dummy shipping results in bulky (but light) packages whichare expensive relative to the actual value of the item. We price our dummies without shipping costs baked in. We must then calculate our actual shipping cost (without markup) and pass that through to the customer.
Consider the total cost of your order before falling for the Amazon "free shipping" lure.
For one 16x5" Round Cake Dummy shipped from MA to FL
($8.85 for the dummy, $15 for shipping via UPS)
But for TWO 16x5
Amazon $36.39 x 2 = $72.78
($17.70 for two dummies $21 for shipping)
There will always be different combinations of dummies in orders, like a single small dummy where the "free shipping" price seems close if not better than ours. Also we can't compete with 1-2 day delivery from a local Amazon warehouse if you really need it that quickly. Otherwise -
Please consider the total cost of your order before you fall for "free shipping"