After months of testing shipping services and countries, Seamly.co will finally be shipping internationally to:
AUSTRALIA | CANADA | BELGIUM | FINLAND | FRANCE | GERMANY | IRELAND | NEW ZEALAND | NORWAY | and…
(We also have shipping available to THE UK, but please scroll down for duty + VAT details!)
Here’s what’s up.
Right now, Canadians can purchase via USPS First Class International (2-6 week delivery time) or DHL Express Worldwide (2-4 day delivery, $35 shipping on ANY order).
Yep, that’s right! $35 on any order, delivered via DHL Express Worldwide.
A NOTE FOR OUR FRIENDS IN THE UK:
According to HM Revenue & Customs department, “If you’re ordering goods from a non-EU country to the UK, even as a gift, you may have to pay Customs Duty, Excise Duty and import VAT.”
+ You may have to pay customs duty on goods with a value that exceeds £135.
+ You will have to pay import VAT on goods with a value that exceeds £15.
Seamly.co will gladly ship to the UK, but you are responsible for import duties and VAT if they apply to your goods. As I understand, the customs department will contact you with your applicable fees before they release the items.
A NOTE FROM DHL WORLDWIDE EXPRESS:
If you’ve ordered anything express before, you already know this, but I sure didn’t! DHL can only ensure 2-4 day delivery from their end. If your item is held up in customs, for any reason, DHL cannot push it through the process to meet their delivery deadline. So, just be aware that customs in every country is different. Express mail does tend to get through quickly, but there are no guarantees.
WHAT ABOUT CARBON EMISSIONS?
I’m partnering up with CarbonFund.org to help offset the CO2 emissions released during shipping, both internationally and domestically. I’m considering a tree-planting program (one shipment = one tree), or an annual “small business offset” program that distributes offsets where they are needed. I’d love your thoughts on this!
AND FINALLY, HERE’S OUR RETURN POLICY, JUST IN CASE.
WHEW. That’s it. I’m hoping to expand the options for international buyers in 2014, with less expensive (but slower) shipping available. I am also happy to test out new countries, so if you think your home should be on this list, leave a comment below!