We’re in the process of shipping all of our inventory to a warehouse in Michigan, where professional packers-and-shippers will be sending out Seamly.co packages left and right.
It’s going to be amazing for a few reasons — same-day or next-day shipping on all orders, better accuracy, and eventually, cheaper shipping across the board.
But, there is a big downside, especially for my international friends…
I initially thought (assumed, really!) that UPS’s international shipping would beat out our current international option (DHL, Express, $35 flat rate).
I was wrong. Crazily enough, the cheapest option we can offer is USPS Priority International, which is still CRAZY EXPENSIVE. I’m passing the exact shipping charges through to you as-is — no markup — and it’s still absurd.
To make sense of the numbers, we’ve pared down our “ship to” list. Here’s how much it would cost to ship, for example, a Versalette to our new list of countries:
Canada – $10.95 (USPS 1st Class)
Australia & New Zealand – $41.50
France – $36.75
Germany – $36.25
Netherlands – $36.25
I’m pretty bummed about the decided “downgrade” in international shipping. USPS isn’t the best service, tracking is impossible once the package leaves the country, and it takes so darn long. It’s actually impossible to sugar-coat.
As our shipping warehouse offers more options, I’ll be the first one to jump on it and pass a better deal onto you guys. For now, we’re dealing with the changes, knowing that it’s a hit for our international customers.
If you’d like more info, I’ve updated our International Shipping page as well.
Sigh. I’ll keep everyone posted when we can start progressing on this again! In the meantime, thanks for your understanding, as always.