Our shopping cart, and in fact all of our web site, has been developed in house. We have not found a good way to integrate international shipping into our cart so we revert to "old school" techniques and handle everything manually. Here is what happens:
All this seems to work very efficiently. The Postal Service is our "go to" carrier, especially for smaller orders. In many countries this eliminates the need for a customs broker (although duty may be owed at the time of delivery). Our minimum order for international orders is US$75.00. Any shipping or document charges along with bank fees are in addition to the minimum order.
January 1, 2021
Shipping to the UK has become much more difficult post Brexit. No longer can we use the Postal Service, UK Tax would require that we register with them and collect VAT which then needs to be remitted back on a quarterly basis.
Shipping to the European Union using the Postal Service has also become much more difficult. United Parcel Service is now the most reliable option we offer.