International Postal Rates: Good (Surprise!) and Bad News
I never thought I'd see prices go down for shipping, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that while the overall postal rates increased last month, a new category for international shipments was created that essentially cut the fees I was paying to ship overseas by 50% for most of my products.
The new category is the PRIORITY MAIL SMALL FLAT RATE BOX, a post-office supplied box with dimensions of 1.5" x 5" x 8.5" with 4lb. weight limit and postage fees of $12.95.
To my good fortune, this box is large enough to accommodate all of my BLACKJACKET™ focusing cloths, both HYBRID and ORIGINAL, up to the 5x7 size (46" neck).
As a result, I was able to drop my international shipping rates accordingly, saving customers at least $11 per order in postage.
The down side to the new postal rates, is that the shipping fees for the larger cloths (56", 76", 84", 105" necks) increased from $25 to $29.