Monday, January 28, 2013

US Post Office Raises Prices

As many of you already know, USPS postage prices increased yesterday. We are still figuring out all the changes that were made, but we're happy to report that we will be absorbing all price increases made on US postage. So that means that for the 4th straight year and for the last 6 USPS price hikes, our US shipping price structure will remain the same.

Unfortunately, we regret to say that international shipping will be affected. To give you an idea of just how much international postage rates have gone up, a flat-rate envelope to Canada used to cost $9.95 to ship a few years ago. Last year, it cost $12.95. With the latest price hike, it now costs $19.95. To most other countries, it went from $13.95 to $16.95 and now to $23.95.

International postage increased as much as 58% on some services beginning yesterday. As a result, international customers will notice higher shipping costs when they purchase from our store now. The most dramatic change is our free shipping threshold. Free shipping is now offered to Canada on orders of $55+ and to most other countries on orders of $150+.

Thank you to our international customers for understanding!