What is the most expensive country to ship to from the USA?
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I have been told that if you calculate shipping to Australia or the UK, you will be quoted the highest price. You may also want to visit usps.gov, click Calculate Postage, and then just randomly choose a bunch of different countries to see if I'm right. Certain countries don't allow certain materials in, though. So, it is best to check up on that sort of thing before going Everywhere. For instance, fabric shipped to Italy will be stopped at customs, and your customers will want a refund when they don't get their packages.
Posted at 1:16 am Jan 9, 2010 EST
^^That's a good point. I want to make sure that people can order fabric from me in all the countries that allow it, but I can't find a list of countries that don't allow it. I guess I'll just have to check each one as people order stuff before shipping.
Posted at 1:28 am Jan 9, 2010 EST
In Europe, I've found Germany to be high, and in the middle east, Israel, so I've adjusted my shipping policies accordingly. If you're unsure, you can put a higher number than you think it might be but in your description put something like "I'll refund any shipping difference over $1."
Posted at 1:53 am Jan 9, 2010 EST
it's also amazing the difference between first class and any-other-method.
first class to australia is around $4 for my items. priority is something like $27 for the same package. and there's no in between. if i want delivery confirmation or insurance or ANYTHING extra, it can't be sent first class, it has to be sent registered and that's the $30ish again. it's crazy.
Posted at 2:01 am Jan 9, 2010 EST