International shipping

I've had folks outside the USA interested in my coats, so here is some info about that.. 

Shorter version:
I WILL sell and ship outside the USA.  I had some folks inquiring but I needed some time to research and ensure that I have made a worthy effort to comply with international law. (My return policy, to the best of my knowledge/ability, is written to comply with European laws.) I love you Europe, I changed my return policy just for you.💖

I will not lie on or falsify customs forms.
My business records MUST match the amount of the sale. 

I can not currently collect and remit any VAT taxes/import duties on your behalf
You have my utmost sympathy, but you will likely have to pay a VAT fee/import duties to get your item out of customs. I am not a large enough business to be registered with your country to collect VAT or collect import taxes/duties and submit on your behalf, so just remember this is something you will likely have to pay your local country's customs/taxes/import office to be able to receive your item. It would actually be more convenient if I could, then your new treasure will go straight to you! The reason I do not is because I use Shopify, and the only way currently to set this up would be to upgrade to a very expensive plan designed for giant corporations that sell thousands of items every month and that is not a cost I can afford to absorb at the moment. And I don't want to have to raise prices any higher on my coats to cover this cost.😥 Marketplaces like eBay and Etsy have ways of handling this, but their fees are really high, and I would have had to raise my prices to cover those fees (which would in turn increase the duties/taxes that you pay)... This is the best option I have, at the moment. 

Shopify is starting to slowly add functionality to be able to sell to Europe and other countries from the USA that collects and pays duties and lets you pay in your own currency and the moment a good option is available to me, I will set that up (and I will announce this as well).🙏 As of right now though, duties are not collected by me, and you will have to pay those on your own to get your item from customs. 

If you have an American friend to purchase on your behalf and ship to you..
I have had one person mention to me that they and their American friend buy on each others' behalf and then send the items to each other. If you want to do this, I have no complaints 🤐, as long as all my business records match... so if you choose to do this, just understand your risk. My obligation is to safely send the item to the customer-of-record...  keep in mind, the US postal service will not want to deliver something in your name to someone else's address here in the USA, they are quite decent at keeping records of who lives where... so do NOT purchase something in your name and ask me to ship it to someone else's address here in the USA but in your name. Please no. 😭 This will not end well. And the last thing I want is to get an email from someone who sent $800 to some random person in the USA and that person kept their money, or kept the coat. Please be a careful buyer. I am by NO means suggesting you do this. I will not object if you do - but again, I just want to advise caution, and to let you know that if you go this route, your American friend is my legal customer as far as I'm concerned. So if you want to do this, the purchase must be in their name, their payment, mailed to their address. No exceptions.

Packaging and typical costs:
All of my sweatercoats that I ship out are generally sent inside a vacuum-sealed bag, where I have pulled out all the air. It squishes the coat (don't worry they fluff back out pretty quickly), and also makes the parcel lighter, as well as protects it in the event of spills in the carrier's facilities. 

 

The boxes I typically send these in are 16" x 12" x 6". (30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x 15.24 cm in metric system.) Most of my sweatercoats once packed are going to weigh roughly 4-5 pounds (8.8-11 kilograms). They ship from Colorado, USA, postal code 80905. 

Here are some recent shipping rates/times estimates using the above dimensions and approximate weight. All rates are in my currency, US dollars. 

MUCH love and appreciation to the folks at Pirate Ship for their wonderful and easy way to get approximate rates. Again, these are based on a 4-5 pound (8.8-11 kilogram) parcel and they are estimates.

(USPS = United States Postal Service)

To the UK:

USPS Priority Mail International  $    73.72 6 - 10 days
UPS Worldwide Expedited  $    69.89 2 - 5 business days
USPS Priority Mail Express International  $    85.98 3 - 5 days
UPS Worldwide Saver  $    83.36 3 business days


To France:

USPS Priority Mail International  $    61.99 6 - 10 days
UPS Worldwide Expedited  $    69.89 2 - 5 business days
USPS Priority Mail Express International  $    79.43 3 - 5 days
UPS Worldwide Saver  $    83.36 3 business days


To Canada:

UPS Standard  $    28.16 ~ 7 days
UPS Worldwide Expedited  $    48.64 3 days
USPS Priority Mail International  $    52.39 6 - 10 days
UPS Worldwide Saver  $    56.74 3 business days
USPS Priority Mail Express International  $    66.78 3 - 5 days

 

Remember that this does not cover the cost of any customs/import duties/taxes that your home country may require you to pay. 

So to all my friends/fans overseas, you should be able to buy any of my items, but just be aware you are going to owe VAT taxes/duties on it and I can't control that or change it. I CAN control the shipping cost, so if it looks way too high and you're not sure.. just stop and email me and we will figure it out. Also, please be VERY careful with your address... I am by no means an expert on the formats of your country's postal systems, so please triple-check it and make sure it's formatted correctly.  Again, if you get stuck, just stop and email me. Indeed, because I know how much more these cost to send overseas, I am very comfortable with a lot of dialogue between us before you take the plunge and grab yourself a treasure.  

Did I forget you, Australia? Blasphemy! Bear with me, I'll see if I can get you some estimated rates up front but I am only one person so you may have to bear with me a bit. Again - my website WILL sell to you, you can purchase, I just want to find time to provide you with more info up front so you know what you are in for. I need to make some changes so it'll show you prices in your local currency too. Again, just bear with me... I am better at sewing than I am at websites. 😉

I will also say this though... my husband insists that my goddess size coats should fit some of the spiders native to Australia. 🤣

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