Economy shipping is now available for international customers

Starting today I am now offering two shipping options for international customers – expedited and economy shipping.

As some folks are no doubt already aware, USPS Priority Mail International costs have more than doubled in the past few years.

Back in 2009 it cost about $12.95 to ship a USPS small flat rate box overseas. As of this year, the cost to ship that same small flat rate box is now over $30!

I’ve received feedback from several customers that the costs to ship overseas were too high, so I started looking at other options and found that USPS First-Class Package International offers slower delivery times (4-6 weeks) but costs less than half as much as USPS Priority Mail. In fact, the current USPS First-Class Package International rates are pretty close to what I was paying for Priority Mail when I first started selling kits. With this new economy shipping option, I can ship a single kit to Canada for $9.50 and to most of the rest of the world for $13.50.

I hope that the economy option appeals to overseas customers who are willing to wait a bit longer to receive their kit. For folks who are more impatient, I am still offering Expedited shipping (via USPS Priority Mail). For super time-critical orders I can also offer Express shipping on a case by case basis (please contact me before placing your order).

To learn more about my kits or to place an order:
MightyOhm Geiger Counter
AVR HV Rescue Shield

Important note: Regardless of shipping method, VAT taxes, duties, import tariffs, customs fees, etc. are always the responsibility of the buyer.

One thought on “Economy shipping is now available for international customers”

  1. This is a smart move. Your $20 kit would have cost me $70 to ship to the UK and I couldn’t buy it at that price. Shipping price also features in the total item cost and therefore the tax/duty I would have to pay.

    There are legitimate import codes that allow us to avoid paying duty on electronic kits (though I still have to pay tax). Are you aware of these and if you mark your packages accordingly, you may get more orders from the UK.

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