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Friday, January 25, 2013

Crazing High USPS International Shipping Costs

Cute vintage spoons  
No, these cute spoons don't have a thing to do with international shipping costs!

I'm just so frustrated with the dramatic increase that the United States Post Office has implemented for this Monday, January 27th!

I love my international customers, and I have several international repeat customers.  An item weighing less than 2 lbs, to Australia, would have been $22.59, and Monday, it will be $42.80...really!?

Why the dramatic increase?  Does anyone know?  

It's really tough to adjust all of my listings, since I have 3 Etsy shops, and my smallest shop (MyMilkGlassShop) has 206 items.  My largest shop (JensCloset) has 1,436 items!

I used bulk edit, and just adjusted everything to a higher amount, and then will gradually go through each listing to get a better estimate.  

I have an announcement in all 3 of my Etsy shops to let my customers know why there are crazy shipping costs.

You will want to have all of your updates done by tomorrow, because when you're shipping out Monday, costs will go way up!

Good luck!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I keep about 100 items in my shop, and now I'm feeling lucky that it's not more!

What is also frustrating for me is that I asked at my post office this evening for a new quote to Canada for a popular item I sell. The information they had at the counter was incomplete and they couldn't give me an answer. So now on Monday I will schlep down there with several boxes at several weights and weigh them for various countries. I know they're gonna LOVE me. =/