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Postage / Delivery Rate Increase For International Orders

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usps-rate-increase.jpgDue to an unprecedented rate increase by the United States Postal Service, we are forced to increase the rates we charge for domestic and international shipments. The rate increase for orders shipped within the US is minimal, but we're afraid our international rates (including Canada) are being raised quite a bit. In the past we have usually tried to keep increases minimal, or to just not raise our shipping rates at all. However, this increase is too big to ignore - for most countries the cost has risen nearly 40%, and for Canada (for some reason) it has nearly doubled! 

We value our international customers, and appreciate all of the stuff you've ordered from us over the years. We really, really hope this rate increase doesn't keep you from ordering from us, but it's understandable if it does. While our shipping rates are increasing significantly, it isn't even the full cost of shipping items - we've decided to take care of 10-15% of the cost ourselves.

We will still continue to offer monthly discount offers, so hopefully that will ease the pain of this increase a little bit. With that said, here are our current shipping rates (in effect immediately):

U.S. Customers:
Order Size: $0.00 - $20.00 ($3.75 Shipping) / $20.00 - $40.00 ($5.75 Shipping) / $40.00 - $60.00 ($7.75 Shipping) / $60.00 - $100.00 ($9.75 Shipping) / $100.00+ ($11.75 Flat Rate Shipping)

Canadian Customers:
Order Size: $0.00 - $20.00 ($8.00 Shipping) / $20.00 - $40.00 ($12.00 Shipping) / $40.00 - $60.00 ($16.00 Shipping) / $60.00 - $100.00 ($20.00 Shipping) / $100.00+ ($24.00 Flat Rate Shipping)

Rest Of The World:
Order Size: $0.00 - $20.00 ($11.00 Shipping) / $20.00 - $40.00 ($15.00 Shipping) / 
$40.00 - $60.00 ($19.00 Shipping) / $60.00 - $100.00 ($23.00 Shipping) / $100.00+ ($27.00 Flat Rate Shipping)

To read more about how this is affecting indie record labels in the US, please click on these news stories:

Rising Postal Rates Squeeze Small Record Labels (NPR - National Public Radio)

Deconstructing: How The USPS Is Killing Indie (Stereogum Blog)

 

 

 

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