Yea thats definitley the way to do it, but the unfortunately makes the prices go even higher and furniture already costs a lot. :/
I am also curious though about how people ship... Do people use freight companies for bigger items, or sell larger items in separate pieces for the customer to build itself?
We have a lot of clients on Shopify who ship large / heavy items. The Wayfair example only works if you are like them and can gain a price advantage due to volume or by operating so many warehouses that you can get an almost perfect estimate from point to point. Few can obviously.
If everything you ship is FOB from one location, you'll really only have a sweet spot on smaller radius orders.
For smaller merchants, we try to use a dual-rate Fed Ex Ground + a freight carrier like Estees or YRC.
Orders under 150lbs usually go cheaper by Fed Ex Ground .. and above that with a freight carrier.
Hope this helps..
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